Gear bought. Bike assembled. Coach booked. Maps prepared. Maps printed. Train Booked. Bike Unassembled. Bike boxed.
It’s 10:40pm and my coach departs at 4:10am so in like 5 and a half hours. The coach takes me to Glasgow in a speedy 14 hours. I then stop over and get on a 7-hour train to Thurso. By then it will be Saturday at around 5:00pm.
From there I will build the bike, ditch the box (responsibly) and cycle the 15 miles to John O’ Groats.
Depending on the time I may even spend my first night under the stars at the top of the country.
I won’t be posting to the website during this trip, I’ll be journaling the old fashioned way in a little notebook with a pencil. When I’m home I’ll tell my tale.
I will however get some wonderous photos god willing and I’ll slap them on Insta. The instagram feed is on the menu on the site.
I don’t know whether to sleep for a few hours or stay up worrying about whether my snipping tool google maps will hold up. Jeeze get me on the bicycle.
Also, I’ve set up a just giving page. I would love to raise £100 for Mind because they won’t give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets both support and respect. If you’ve got a spare quid then chuck it in so we can help people survive and thrive in these invisible storms.
Let’s go let’s go!
Yours in cycling,