Saturday, February 24, 2024

Virtual Lands End to John o'Groats - Part 5

I've passed through Worcester and have rejoined the original route of my virtual bike ride after taking a slight detour to pass through Evesham. 11.94 miles done this evening, giving me a weekly total of 54.56 miles. Slightly less than last week's 88.77 miles, but I've been a bit more gentle on my legs this week. 

Lately, I've been struggling to keep my trousers up, so all this peddling must be doing something to my waistline. 

Current location - Grimley, Worcestershire 
Miles from Lands End - 352.42 
Miles to John o'Groats - 826.58 (I've added an extra 20 miles to my planned virtual route to take me through Glencoe in Scotland).

Game Covers - Hammer Down (C64)

Climb aboard the last V8 powered motorcycle and prepare yourself for some action biking as you explore top down town on a mission to collect flashing items that are scattered all around town.

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Saturday, February 17, 2024

Virtual Lands End to John o'Groats - Part 4

Another long slog on the exercise bike.  I managed 15.63 miles this evening, taking me through Stroud, and past Painswick Beacon.  I've now reached the village of Upton St. Leonards on the outskirts of Gloucester.

My bum and legs are absolutely killing me as I needed to simulate some steep uphill riding as I climbed Uley Long Barrow and Haresford Hill, but what comes up must come down, so I had plenty of downhill peddling too!.

In total, I've completed 88.77 miles this week in 6 hours, 5 minutes and 53 seconds, giving me an average speed of around 14mph.  I have travelled 297 miles from Lands End and have another 860 miles to go until I reach John o'Groats.

I'm really pleased with my progress so far.

Saturday, February 10, 2024

Virtual Lands End to John o'Groats - Part 3

Another update...  Sorry!

I managed 12.64 miles on the exercise bike this evening, taking 52 minutes.  I pushed myself a bit more than usual tonight and my weekly total mileage is 63.16 miles (101.64 km) over 4 hours and 29 minutes.  That gives me an average speed of 14.05 mph.  I'm quite pleased with that!

I've completed 209 miles of my virtual bike ride from Lands End to John o'Groats, leaving me another 948.91 to go.

I've currently reached the village of Street in Somerset.  Tomorrow should see me reach Glastonbury before heading towards Bath.


Tuesday, February 06, 2024

Time flies

My pointless 'How far are we into 2024' spreadsheet is telling me that we've reached the 10% mark.  Yep, that's a tenth of 2024 completed already.  I don't know about you, but this year is flying past too quickly.

Saturday, February 03, 2024

Virtual Lands End to John o'Groats - Part 2

My virtual bike ride from Lands End to John o'Groats has seen me travel an additional 38.07 miles this week, and it has taken me 2 hours and 19 minutes to do so.  In total, I have ridden 145.93 miles (over 9 hours 47 minutes), and I have now reached the town of Crediton in Devon.  I should be further but I had an issue with the bike which meant I wasn't able to use it for nearly two weeks.  All is good again, and I'm back on track.  

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Come on Michelle Wilson...  When are you going to start?  😃