Old Bloke On An Old Bike

The story of the restoration of a 1950s classic bicycle for a Land's End – John O'Groats charity ride in aid of Alzheimer's Society

22 Jun 2016: Stage 11 complete

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A very good day – much better than I feared. It started with yet another flat tyre, but my hosts at the Ghyll Beck B&B were really kind and drove me and bike to the nearby Escape bike shop (which I can really recommend). So I’m now rolling on nice new Gatorskin tyres – much better.

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The ride turned out to be 67 lovely miles through Lancashire, Westmoreland and Cumberland, on almost deserted roads: even the A-roads were quiet.

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Now I’m happily ensconced in a bar in Brampton writing this over a well-earned beer. Maybe I’ve earned a second one…

6 comments on “22 Jun 2016: Stage 11 complete

  1. roy Booth
    June 22, 2016

    ‘Maybe’? Undoubtedly. I trust you did.Happy to see you making such good progress without anxieties building: keep it up.

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  2. David Pevalin
    June 23, 2016

    Are you at the Crown and Mitre in Brampton?

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  3. Sonia
    June 23, 2016

    Great peddaling steve. We are following your every move. All best wishes, derek and sonia

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  4. Steve Pudney
    June 23, 2016

    Cheers!

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  5. Steve Pudney
    June 23, 2016

    No, I was at a place called the Scotch Arms Mews. Brampton’s a nice town…

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  6. Steve Pudney
    June 23, 2016

    Not bad for a knacketed old bloke, eh?

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