Extreme JOGLE

rich164h
rich164h Posts: 433
edited September 2011 in Road beginners
Hi,
I'm not really sure where should go but as I am effectively a beginner (road cyclist for less than a year) I thought this might be the right place.

In September I'm going to be starting a JOGLE with a twist. I'll be travelling to the most extreme North, South, East and West points on the UK mainland along the way, and trying to do this in 14-16 days (I'm yet to work out the exact mileage but it'll be in the 1400-1500 mile range).

I'm doing this to raise funds for Sands the charity that supports people like my wife and I who lose a baby at or shortly after birth. They also support research in trying to reduce the instances of the loss of life in babies.

You can find more detail on the blog that I've set up, and if you want to, you can make a donation online: http://extremejogle.blogspot.com/

I'd also appreciate people forwarding that web address or using the social networking tools I've built into the blog to raise awareness further.

Thanks in advance.

Rich

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  • vorsprung
    vorsprung Posts: 1,953
    rich164h wrote:
    Hi,
    I'm not really sure where should go but as I am effectively a beginner (road cyclist for less than a year) I thought this might be the right place.

    In September I'm going to be starting a JOGLE with a twist. I'll be travelling to the most extreme North, South, East and West points on the UK mainland along the way, and trying to do this in 14-16 days (I'm yet to work out the exact mileage but it'll be in the 1400-1500 mile range).

    I'm doing this to raise funds for Sands the charity that supports people like my wife and I who lose a baby at or shortly after birth. They also support research in trying to reduce the instances of the loss of life in babies.

    You can find more detail on the blog that I've set up, and if you want to, you can make a donation online: http://extremejogle.blogspot.com/




    I'd also appreciate people forwarding that web address or using the social networking tools I've built into the blog to raise awareness further.

    Thanks in advance.

    Rich


    Me mate Roy is doing a similar challenge to you but for a different charity and he is doing it in July

    http://www.landsend-to-johnogroats.co.u ... -challenge

    Maybe you should get in touch
  • MichaelW
    MichaelW Posts: 2,164
    Just for fun you can ride a stage from
    New York to California
  • Done it! 1400 miles in 14 days.

    Legs are OK actually but even a few days later I'm feeling pretty run down. Probably a mix of the drop in adrenaline and going cold turkey on all of the energy products!!

    Was really hard work expecialy as the weather was terrible for more than half of it. I can't say that I particularly enjoyed it to be honest (although there were genuinely good time in there) but I'm glad I did it and I've definitely got a real sense of achievement.

    http://extremejogle.blogspot.com/

    The daily blog entries are on on there and I'll write up a summary piece at some point over the next few days.

    Thanks for all of the support that people on here gave me.

    rich
  • Well done on completing your challenge, never completed a single 100 mile day so to complete 1400 miles in 14 days is tremendous.
  • rich164h wrote:
    Done it! 1400 miles in 14 days.

    Legs are OK actually but even a few days later I'm feeling pretty run down. Probably a mix of the drop in adrenaline and going cold turkey on all of the energy products!!

    Was really hard work expecialy as the weather was terrible for more than half of it. I can't say that I particularly enjoyed it to be honest (although there were genuinely good time in there) but I'm glad I did it and I've definitely got a real sense of achievement.

    http://extremejogle.blogspot.com/

    The daily blog entries are on on there and I'll write up a summary piece at some point over the next few days.

    Thanks for all of the support that people on here gave me.

    rich

    Regardless of the Charitable side or not, that is a Fantastic achievment and you should be extrememly proud, riding for such a good cause makes it even more so.

    Many congratulations.
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 42,376
    rich164h wrote:
    Done it! 1400 miles in 14 days.

    Legs are OK actually but even a few days later I'm feeling pretty run down. Probably a mix of the drop in adrenaline and going cold turkey on all of the energy products!!

    Was really hard work expecialy as the weather was terrible for more than half of it. I can't say that I particularly enjoyed it to be honest (although there were genuinely good time in there) but I'm glad I did it and I've definitely got a real sense of achievement.

    http://extremejogle.blogspot.com/

    The daily blog entries are on on there and I'll write up a summary piece at some point over the next few days.

    Thanks for all of the support that people on here gave me.

    rich

    Regardless of the Charitable side or not, that is a Fantastic achievment and you should be extrememly proud, riding for such a good cause makes it even more so.

    Many congratulations.

    +1