Archive for June 26th, 2006

It’s only 120 miles

Posted by stuff4sam on June 26, 2006

Hmmm, 120 miles. That’s equivalent to:

  • London to Bristol
  • Newcastle to Sheffield 
  • London to Birmingham plus fifteen extra miles round spaghetti junction.

Not far then!

For those of you that are interested or fancy lining the route to cheer us on here is the list of places with funny names that we speed through:

>> London:

Martello Street, Mare Street, Church Path, Lower Clapton Road, Powerscroft Road, Chatsworth Road, Lea Bridge Road, Waltham Forest


Epping Forest, Epping, North Weald, Moreton, Fyfield, Leaden Roding, Great. Dunmow, Great. Bardfield, Finchingfield, Wethersfield, South Hedingham, C. Hedingham, Bulmer Tye


Sudbury, Great. Waldingfield (feeding station in village hall), Monks Eleigh , Bildeston, Needham Market, Coddenham, Hemmingstone, Gosbeck, Helmingham, Framsden, Cretingham, Brandeston, Kettleburgh, Framlingham, Bruisyard, Peasenhall, Sibton Church, Darsham, Westleton, Dunwich Village, Dunwich Beach (just in time for an early morning swim).

Dunwich Beach

Do you know any of the areas that the ride goes through? Leave a comment with suggestions of what to look out for on the route. We’ll try and take pictures if it is light enough and will post them on the blog during the event! 

If you’re interested in seeing how it all fits together there is a map online at Gmaps Pedometer

See you there!


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12 days to go

Posted by stuff4sam on June 26, 2006

Despite the lovely weather over the weekend no tandem riding was done. It was not for the lack of a bike (you'll be glad to hear) but due to various logistical reasons which I won't go into. We have the promise of a bike to practice on next Sunday so watch this space! Many thanks to Tina and Steve for making this possible.

During the week we will be working on general fitness levels so as to keep strong and focussed for the big day (night).

Thanks to everyone who has sponsored me so far and got the total over £9K! Ten grand here we come!


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