Headed North! Find me on facebook @thisbritishman

Headed North! Find me on facebook @thisbritishman

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,


One thought on “Headed North! Find me on facebook @thisbritishman

  1. Hey Dan, Good luck and all that, I hope it goes well. I met you in the bar at Jo’G just before you were about to set off.
    I hope the weather’s on your side, and you’re blessed with a tailwind. Post a link to your Mind fundraising and I’ll make a contribution. All the best mate, and enjoy it!

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