Monday, August 27, 2007
Thursday, August 23, 2007
|2-Sep||Land's End to St Blazey||59.8||59.8|
|3-Sep||St Blazey to Moretonhampstead||54.5||114.3|
|4-Sep||Moretonhampstead to Bridport||58.9||173.1|
|5-Sep||Bridport to Bournemouth||72.8||245.9|
|6-Sep||Bournemouth to Lymington and|
|Yarmouth to Wroxall||46.7||292.6|
|7-Sep||Wroxall to Bognor Regis||52.5||345.1|
|8-Sep||Bognor Regis to Eastbourne||57.0||402.1|
|9-Sep||Eastbourne to New Romney||55.2||457.3|
|10-Sep||New Romney to North Foreland||53.6||510.9|
|11-Sep||Around North Foreland||9.9||520.9|
There are small discrepancies between the distances reported in the tracks in MapMyRide.com and in this table. I used the data from my bike's computer for the table. The distances at MapMyRide.com are from the GPS tracks. These are usually within about 0.5% of one another. Where the difference is greater, it is due to us having meandered around a town or city looking for specific shops. I removed the meanders from the tracks themselves.
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
It's time to do another major ride. After over a year of small trips and longer day trips, Andrew, my eldest son, and I are about to embark on a journey along the south coast. As my previous ride was a true 'End to End', it seems appropriate to call this new one a 'Side to Side'. We're starting at Land's End and ending at North Foreland, well known to shipping forecast lovers everywhere! It's actually at the South East tip of the Thames Estuary. The ride is about 480 miles in length and will take about 9 days. That's an average of about 53 miles per day.
As this ride was Andrew's brainchild, it's only fair that he gets to choose the charity involved. This time we're raising money for Cancer Research UK. Andrew has set up a site for donations at justgiving.com.
Pedaling starts in earnest on September 2nd. Before then there are final preparations to make and some new kit to describe. More soon.