Thursday, 1 December 2011


Presenting the Rose of Hope in Edinburgh!

After 500 miles I made it to Edinburgh! It was a long, tough trip and at times I felt I wouldn't make it, but with everyone's support and belief helped me through. It was a great feeling to finally make it into Edinburgh, a mix of elation and relief!

On Monday morning I met June from the CF trust and the research team at Edinburgh, they gave me a warm welcome!

Sunday, 27 November 2011


A welcome sight!

The border crossing is at Carter Bar, 418 metres. It was a long hard climb up, not helped by a constant battle with the wind. The views at the to were fantastic!

Only 72 miles!

Saturday, 26 November 2011


Entering Northumberland.

Today was very, very windy. I split my tyre first thing today which set me back over an hour. Luckily I wasn't too far from town, just a long walk up a steep hill!

Coming into Northumberland took me over some high hills and amazing views! Then after Hexham the wind really picked up and it started raining. It was a long slog over exposed wild moorland.

With gusts of over 70 miles an hour which would throw me across the road, this was extremely tiring. Luckily I made it through and am now sat in a warm pub full up!

So far I have cycled over 400 miles, only 80 miles left to Edinburgh! Thanks for everybody's support, it's helped get me through some of the tougher sections!


Entering County Durham.

Durham is very hilly, beautiful dales, but very hilly!

Yesterday was tough and long. Over 80 miles and I didn't arrive until almost 7 in the evening. A strong westerly wind didn't help either!

I stayed the night at a fantastic bunkhouse, with some amazing views. It even had a washing machine, so I got clean clothes! Not quite so clean now!

Friday, 25 November 2011

North Yorkshire

Yorkshire 'rabbit', lunch in Northallerton.

An early start this morning to make the most of the fair weather. As I arrived in Northallerton the sky darkened, wind whipped up and rain started!

I thought it sensible to stop for lunch.

Thursday, 24 November 2011


My day's reward!

I'm sat in the youth hostel in York with a well earned pint. Planning my route for tomorrow, I'll be heading up into county durham.

Waiting now to tuck into pizza for dinner.