private house in Immingham. Our thanks to Keith and Maz
for volunteering their floor and shower for the night.
sure we'll have a look round Skeggy
our first day, we're departing at 2pm from the Old White
Bell car park, so our total mileage will be lower. Due
to the marsh land of the Wash and the Lincoln/Norfolk border,
we don't really hit the coast proper until Skegness.
Kingston upon Hull
Guest House has donated the accommodation for
the evening. Our heart felt thanks to Alistair & Julie
for their kind and generous offer.
Head RLNI Centre. Britains only 'live in' RLNI station
Flamborough Head Lighthouse
Robin Hoods Bay
Fish and chips at Whitby is the law
Staithes. Boyhood home of Captain Cook
A few photo opportunities today. It'll be the first day
I have no clue of the route too, however I have been to
Robin Hoods Bay before when Claire and I stopped at Staithes
for a week a few years ago.
really generous Anne & Eddie have been very kind at
squeezing us in at the 69
Cromwell Road B & B despite the Edinburgh
Fringe festival being on during our vist. Our heart felt
thanks to them both for their generosity.
Berwick-upon-Tweed Fortifications & Ramparts
Forth Road & Rail Bridge
a lot of A1 today. We'll duck off it where we can.
and Norman of The
Pits Ligo Arms have very kindly donated a nights
accommodation for us. Our heart felt thanks to them both
for their kind offer.
ship "Discovery" in Dundee
full day of Scotland. Both Kevin and I admit this is the
start of what we're really looking forward to.
Hotel, Dornoch have donated the evening's accommodation
and hospitality. A big thanks to Gawain for his generous
last shipyard in the UK to make commercial wooden ships
John o' Groats
B&B in Durness have very kindly donated a
nights stay for us. Many thanks to Tony & Jill for thier
very kind and generous offer.
Steps, an abandoned Port that's 365 steps down to get to
(no wonder it was abandoned!)
John O'Groats. Well, it would be wrong not to.
Castle of Mey. The late Queen mothers Scotish Residence
seems worth a look.
Dunnet Head is the mainlands most northerly point
The old nuclear reactor at Upper Dounreay.
Smoo Cave & waterfall
somepoint on this day,somewhere around Wick, we're hoping
to meet up with Chris who is walking around the coastline
of Britain over 2 years. None of this mamby pamby using
motorised transport for him! Check out his charity web site
ab fab Jim at Donan
House is fully booked, but he's letting us pitch
our tent in the garden and use the loo. If it's really lozzing
it down, he's even letting us set up a bed in the garage!
(The view from Donan House is toward a very well known castle.
Be sure to check it out!)
Falls of Measach
Eilean Donan castle
is quite a long days ride in hilly terrain, so we may have
a long one.
very generous Donald & Alison are providing our accommodation
for the night at Springside
B&B, over looking the lovely Tarbert Harbour.
Many thanks to you both and our best wishes are with Alison
for a speedy recovery.
Dunoon, Hunters Quay (ferry)
B&B and Guesthouse, Stranraer. A big thanks
go to Pat for her kind and generous donation of accommodation
for the night.
the site of Alfred Noble's (he of the peace prize fame)
explosives factory site. Not sure if we can access the place.
Wouldn't mind having a look though!
first ferry ride of the trip and two come along all at once.
Isle of Whithorn
Very Wonderful Malcolm is able to put us up for the evening
at the Bush
Nook Guest House in Gilsland. Our heart felt
thanks for this cracking offer.
fog horns at the Mull of Galloway is something I fancy having
a look at
Caerlaverock Castle is unusual in its triangular design
Our stop over point at the Bush Nook Guest House is on Hadrians
Wall, so no doubt we'll have an explore there too
fun today. Could only just about fit the route on to my
A4 route card
Grange Over Sands
cousin Philip and his good lady wife will be putting up
with us for the evening. I think we'll have many tales to
catch up on.
quite an important Roman Fort at Maryport that's worth a
Can't not call in at Sellafield Visitor Centre
Liverpool (tunnel) Birkenhead
has very kindly donated the nights accommodation at the
Guest House. Our heart felt thanks to Anna for
this very kind offer.
Men of Mersey on Crosby beach
The iconic Conway Castle. Apparently my mum took me there
when I was a wee lad
of Enoch's Fish & Chip Restaurant will be our host this
evening, as he's very kindly donated a slap up feed for
us. Cheers, Danny!
St David's Head
big thanks to Karen & Chris who has donated a room for
us at Walkers
Lodge Accommodation in Haverfordwest. Our thanks
from the team for their generosity,
Bridge and Britannia Bridge are engineering structures I've
always wanted to see
Portmeirion village looks very interesting
days ride (probably to make up for yesterday!)
up with Medwyn of the Aberyswyth & District Motorcycle
Action Group at Aberyswyth promenade for a cuppa. Along
with some of the MAG riders, we'll also be getting an escort
for part of the trip. The top lads are also gathering some
Looks like we've got a lot to do today as well as cover
a greater than usual distance.
really hospitable Barbara and David have donated the evening's
accommodation at the Radford
House Bed & Breakfast in Newport. Our warmest
thanks to them both for their generosity.
sands and the Museum of Speed
Cardiff. Last time I visited was to spectate at a rally
super special stage where we saw both the late and great
Colin McRae and Richard Burns. The city has been getting
quite a bit of a makeover so would like to have a look round.
at a map of South Wales, the valleys certainly squish to
road infrastructure. Thankfully the A48 has come to our
rescue and will be our companion for nearly the whole day.
Severn Bridge Crossing
very kind Kim has been wonderful and donated our nights
accommodation at the The
Hotel Penarvor. Our thanks from all the team.
not seen the new Severn Crossing despite it being completed
quite a while a go. Should be a good pic!
As a rule, seaside towns aren't really on our radar despite
the nature of the trip, but Western-Super-Mare is a bit
of a classic to visit.
Porlock Hill & Lynmouth (Google them to see why ;-)
Clovelly, possibly the most picturesque place in England
admit the Severn crossing is a bit of a worry. We've been
allowed by the company that owns the bridge to use the cyclepath
to cross provided we don't exceed 15mph, however, it is
at the discretion of the police. I've contacted the Avon
& Somerset a couple of times but nobody has come back
to me, so we're just going to have to wing it. If push comes
to shove, we really will push and shove the bikes across
as the detour to get round takes us up to Glouster, which
would add 40miles on to the trip.
& Sean have very kindly offered their hospitality at
Guest House in Falmouth. Our heart felt thanks
to them both for such an excellent offer.
point West and furthest point south to encompass today
Tintagel Head Castle
Tin Mine Engine Houses at St Agnes Head
Porthcurno beach is the historic site of 14 cables that
started a communication revolution
T he Minack outdoor theatre overlooking the sea
St Michaels Mount is a classic
Marconi Memorial and Goonhilly Satelite Earth Station are
both sites of communications history
ride with lots to see today.
marvelous Sue has offered us accommodation at the Beachcroft
B&B. Many thanks from all the crew for this
picture postcard location that is Looe
day travel today, will need to crack on.
really great Louise & Norman are kind enough to donate
a nights accommodation for us at the Silverdale
Guest House in Seaford. Our thanks to them both
for this kind and generous offer,
can't believe that in this 150 mile ride there is nothing
worth seeing. Suggestions anyone?
through Southampton looks a bit of a nightmare, using a
mixture of a map and Google Earth street view, the sign
posts aren't always there. We'll use our tried and trusted
method which is keep the sea on our right and keep going.
wonderful people at Pier
View Guesthouse have been kind enough to donate
the accommodation for the evening. Our warmest thanks to
Ed, Barbera & The Team
used to live in Stanford-Le-Hope, so assuming we're not
too tired, I'd like to call in and see how it's changed.
we get this far I'll have a sense of having almost made
it as a lot of this area will look familiar to me, certainly
when we over the Dartford crossing.
South Woodham Ferrers
Clacton on Sea
very lovelly Veronica & Richard have very kindly offered
to put us up for both of our nights stay in Gt. Yarmouth
Chimes Hotel. Our warmest thanks to them both
for putting up with us over our last two nights.
a child my mother used to take myself and my brother to
the Suffolk coast. Shingle beaches, the north sea, winds
whistling down from the artic circle. Nice.
will be spending the day street collecting outside Britannia
Pier with the bikes parked beside us.
This is also a contingency day, so with a bit of luck
we shouldn't be using it and my little team of street
collectors will be bolstered by Kevin, Roger and myself.
Competition - To be held at the Prince Regent
pub, 34 to 45 Regent Rd, Gt Yarmouth, Norfolk from
7pm. All welcome. Monies raised will be toward the
main fund. My thanks to Sam at the Prince Regent for
organising this for us as well as the gentleman who's
gaining sponsorship to have his back waxed on the
the wife has thrown me out, yes.
the morning, we'll be street collecting on Gt Yarmouth sea
front outside Britannia Pier.
At 1pm, the entourage of bikes will be leaving the sea front
and be heading off on the last leg of the circumnavigation.
me if it is your intention of joining in this
epic ride (can't help thinking I should be using the word
'epic' in a bigger font.)
route today is pretty much half of Project Norfolk from
last year. We're hoping to be joined by quite a few bikers
to do the last leg.