Today, my boss, the Very Revd Adrian Newman, the Dean of Rochester, and all round pretty top bloke starts the ridiculously mad feat of cycling from Lands End to John o’Groats – a total of 1050 miles! I have printed his schedule below which looks amazingly tough. We shall all be praying for his safety and endurance as he does this to raise money for the cathedral.
Adrian is hoping that 1000 people will sponsor him £10 each. A number of us have sponsored him and it would be great if you could consider this – you can do so here very easily or by popping into the cathedral office.
Wed 21st Land’s End to Mawgan Porth (gentle start but very hilly along the northern Cornwall coast)
Thu 22nd Mawgan Porth to Great Torrington (again, fairly short distances but people say to take these early days more slowly than you might want to)
Fri 23rd Great Torrington to Bawdrip (getting longer)
Sat 24th Bawdrip to Pandy (now the longer rides really begin)
Sun 25th Pandy to Whittington
Mon 26th Whittington to Burscough (today and tomorrow I’m carrying my stuff as Gill will travel back Monday and Jack travel out Tuesday)
Tue 27th Burscough to Grasmere
Wed 28th Grasmere to Traquair (over the border…….)
Thu 29th Traquair to Auchterarder
Fri 30th Auchterarder to Tomintoul (possibly the hardest day – very remote, very long climbing day)
Sat 31st Tomintoul to Dornoch
Sun 1st Dornoch to Thurso (stopping just short of Lands End so that I can guarantee arriving in the light the next day!)
Mon 2nd Thurso to John O’Groats (just a short hop – 20 miles – down the coast)
Go well Adrian and we look forward to welcoming you back!