1997 John O’Groats to Lands End – Final Thoughts

I had achieved something that I had always wanted to do, to cycle from one end of the country to the other.   I had achieved it within my original plan of 9 days, an average of 100 miles a day.   I had proved to myself that at nearly 40 I was still in reasonable shape.   I had proved that if you set your sights on a goal you can achieve that goal if you really want to.

Realistically I didn’t do a great deal of training for the ride but that didn’t seem to matter that much – sheer will power and determination kept me going and the support and encouragement during the hard times from my support team.   I had raised nearly £600 for ‘The Winged Fellowship, the charity that I had chosen to do the ride for.

What next ?

Well there is always the ultimate cycle adventure, USA Coast to Coast and who knows one day that dream may also come true.