Dreading today’s ride! 85 very hilly miles to Tiverton and the weather isn’t scheduled to improve either! Watch out for the Tweeted map link at the start of the day. Your replies are read out aloud by my phone and have certainly helped us on our way!
Day 1 done! Cornwall is very hilly! And the weather’s not been great either!
We got one hell of a tail wind coming out of Land’s End but it soon turned gusty with some nasty blasts of wind coming from the side.
However, we were quite glad to be slightly protected from the wind by the high hedgerows for most of the ride.
Who’s on the “most punctures on trip gets thrown in the sea at John O’Groats” leaderboard!? I hear you ask! Well, at the end of day 1, there are NO punctures to report!
Stats for LEJoG day 1:
4,833ft ascent. 4,856 descent.
Fastest speed 41.7mph.
Average speed 12.9mph (mostly waiting for John to catch up!).
Max heart rate 189bpm.
Apologies for those checking the live map. I forgot to re-start the app when we had a quick stop at about 55 miles. You’ll have to wait until I’m able to upload the files from the GPS for the final route!
At the start of each day, a shortened link from cyclemeter will be posted on Twitter and Facebook. This will also appear in the Twitter feed on the top right of the James-Davis.com homepage.
The link will show a map of our progress in real time. (subject to mobile signal)!
Any replies will be read out to us so please help us on our way by commenting!
And so it starts!
After photos at the sign at Land’s End we’re heading to Golant via the country roads. Avoiding the A-roads means we’ll be hitting some short sharp climbs.
Cornwall and Devon are the worst sections of the ride! Let’s hope our legs survive!
Dave and I have arrived at Land’s End ahead of our LEJoG start tomorrow morning. Just waiting for John to arrive.
The ride from Penzance was very scenic – but the steep climb out of Newlyn was a bit of a shock to the system after the long train journey.
Update: John’s arrived and we’re all set for tomorrow! Big (and hilly!) day ahead!
Penzance To Land’s End
Google Maps URL: Penzance to Land’s End
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