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


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.


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


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.


  2. David Pevalin
    June 23, 2016

    Are you at the Crown and Mitre in Brampton?


  3. Sonia
    June 23, 2016

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


  4. Steve Pudney
    June 23, 2016



  5. Steve Pudney
    June 23, 2016

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


  6. Steve Pudney
    June 23, 2016

    Not bad for a knacketed old bloke, eh?


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