TOMORROW we strike out for Truro – our last campsite, and our last county. What a ride it’s been. This might be the toughest test for the legs as there are lot of bumps to get over, but after nearly three weeks, the team will be up to it.
Catch up over days 16-18 Cenotaph to riding with the RMO Team. Turning south west now towards Lands End still 217 miles ahead of us. (And he didn’t forget today was Battle of Britain day)
So, it’s Day 18 of the Help for Heroes JOGLE Relay, and sadly my 5th and last day of riding with the incredible guys who started at John O’Groats and will ride on to reach Lands’ End on Saturday. We camped last in the village of Nomansland (yes, it really is a place!) in Wiltshire.Continue reading “Day 18 – Paul writes”
TOMORROW Dartmoor beckons – although the route is designed to skirt the edges rather than take on the worst. A pretty lumpy day, but we know a good cycling cafe along the way!
Neil writes: Day 18 (15 riding) ended just outside Wareham. Travelled through lovely Dorset. No dramas today but a few laughs. We had about 6 riders from the Royal Military Police join us today, good friendly bunch of lads.For those who’d like to donate to the worthy cause of Help for Heroes below is myContinue reading “Day 18 – from our ever reliable correspondent”
With time to spare this morning, the lads were invited to cook their breakfast by Emma and Bryn in somewhat nicer surroundings than a wet car park! Then a photo from Emma of the Fantastic Four and our fantastic Big Battlefield Bike Ride piper – Tom Smith.
A few pictures from our ceremony at the Cenotaph yesterday afternoon. This was followed by a dash through Central London, arriving at Colnbrook in the darkness at 8.30pm 🤪
Yes reader, he did… A cheer for cinematographer 😊
The spiritual home and beating heart of Help for Heroes was unmissable on the route. They made it there, and got a great send off on the ride to Downton.
It looks like the old BBBR team has got back together – thank you Tom – wonderful to see you!
TOMORROW is a carpet day, as a pootle through Axminster But still quite lumpy!
Neil writes: Day 17 (15 riding) made it to Normansland (near Downton), Wiltshire. A half days’ ride and tent up in plenty of time until a rogue caravan came rolling across the site embedding itself in the support vans door….fortunately no-one was hurt in any way but now we have no operable drivers door! TheContinue reading “Day 17 – it wasn’t the sheets that were crumpled”
Neil writes: Day 16 (14 riding) weather held off, hills not too severe. We had 3 motorcycle outriders today which made negotiating junctions and roundabouts so much easier and safer. We did carry out a service at the RAF memorial at Runnymede where 20,000 guys are remembered who have no known grave. We also paidContinue reading “Day 16 – added motorcycles outriders!”