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End To End

The challenge is to cycle from one end of the UK to the other in 5 days!
Starting on Monday 5th June to the 10th June four cyclists will leave Lands End and hopefully all being weel and good they will arrive at John O’Groats on the following Friday.
The journey will cover the full length of the United Kingdom with daily milage reaching 175 miles and an estimated 12 hours in the saddle each day.
The journey was set out as a personal goal but it was decided that we could raise some money along the way. We are collecting for the British Heart Foundation and the League of Friends of Belstead School in Ipswich.

Who is taking part in this epic journey?
David Law
Harry Crampton
Rob Morse
and yours truly

The other three have all completed this trip at least once before in their lives, not quite at this pace but they do know what to expect. Harry is the main man, as he is now on his 10th trip and has completed the double; up and back!

I will be riding my road bike for this, not sure the extra weight of the Marin is really necessary! I’ve done a quick run down of the bike and the setup.
Trek1400 SLR Aluminium Frame with Carbon forks.

Chainset: Race Face Cadence chainset
Bottom Bracket: Race Face X Type.
Freewheel: Shimano Dura Ace cassette
Chain: Shimano Dura Ace
Deraileurs: Shimano 105 Rear Mech with XT jockey wheels.
Shimano 105 Front Mech
Gear Levers: Shimano 105 Ergo Shifters
Pedals: Time RXE pedals

Hubs: Hope 36 hole Ti Hubs
Rims: DT Swiss 1.1 Rims
Spokes: DT Swiss stainless spokes.
Tyres: Conti GP Force | GP Attack

Other Components
Handlebar Stem: Bontrager Select
Handlebars: Bontrager Select
Headset: Integrated
Saddle: Fizik Arione Saddle
Brakeset: Shimano 105 with Fibrax Brake Pads.

We have already booked hotels and travel inns along the way so if you are in the area drop me a line and see what we are up to. (chances are I’ll be too tired to come out and play ;) )
Sunday: Hayle
Monday: Taunton
Tuesday: Goyborne, Haydock
Wednesday: Celkirk
Thursday: Newtonmore
Friday: Thurso

Of course there will be one hell of a party in The Park Hotel in Thurso on the Friday evening if anything goes to plan!

Once the event starts we will be keeping a log of the trip, hopefully if we can sort a internet connection I will post a daily update of the journey.
You can follow the process or keep track of what it happening by checking out the different articles:
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Thanks for all your support!