Most of you are probably not aware of this but our Mike Joffe is current hurtling south as he is riding John O’Groats to Lands End. Ali (his wife) is keeping all updated via Facebook, so I only thought it would be good and proper to keep you all informed of his progress and to show your support…which i am sure he will really appreciate and need… so i have copied below the extracts from the Facebook update for you all….
Ali - 13th May
Delivered Mike to Bristol airport yesterday lunchtime complete with boxed up bike and the tiniest bike panier containing all he needs for the next 10 days of riding JOGLE (John O Groats to Laands End)!. Plane to inverness, 4 hour train further north then a taxi ride and he arrived at his accommodation around 10pm last night. Go Mike!
Ali – 16th May
A Mike JOGLE update….
Day 1 – North westerly gales and gusts as he road 90 miles or so south west (i.e into the wind all the way!) down the Scottish east coast from JoG to Dornoch. At one point he was riding through a beach sandstorm!
Day 2 – 85 miles from Dornoch, through inverness to Fort Augustus. dried off at lunchtime in front of a fire only to get a dowsing again in the afternoon. Didnt …manage to finish his horrible burger at lunchtime and had to resort to takeaway chips and scampi for dinner as everywhere was shut by the time he had reporte into his wife and gone out looking for food!.
Day 3 – despite the previous days lack of substance and a 30 second catch up due to lack of reception, Mike reported last night that the 85 miles from St Augustus to Crianlarich went relatively quickly through gorgeous scenery, blue skies, and snow at the side of the road. Go Mike!
Ali – 17th May
Mike JOGLE cont….
Day 5 – A big one for Mike today! At the time of writing he has done 80 miles on his 5th day, with 25 miles yet to go before he can finish for the day! The last update relayed it being wet, windy, cold, hard, busy roads, massive lorries, negotiating Carlisle and crossing the border into England! Go Mike!