Day 8 Stafford to Manchester

Posted by: Anthony Hewitt

Week 2! And not too week too! Practising in the BeethoVan at 6:30 felt surprisingly easy after 82 miles plus concert yesterday! Back to the big smoke today of Manchester and about an hour of gentle downhill! Ahhhhh. Although I enjoy cycling I love and live for playing with other musicians - Brahms quintet with Camerata was worth the 500 mile cycle ride on its own!


Day 7 Gloucester to Stafford

Posted by: Anthony Hewitt

Enjoyed 7th day of cycling along the river Severn and we were in Severnth heaven until the weather took a turn for the worse and it was hail on earth!


The pain of rain. The rain started as we set off and my legs felt like lead after 3 days on the hills. Spirits were raised though on arrival in the picturesque town of Lechlade with a sumptuous lunch and warm welcome from the audience.


Day 5 Portland to Newbury

Posted by: Anthony Hewitt

A big detour East for the Newbury Spring Festival but they were worth it! Perfect weather and a nice tail wind which was welcome relief as I had really sore legs from the previous few days. 125km ride to Newbury and the last 20 felt like 100 but my friends from Twickenham Cycling Club pulled me in.


The hills today were beasts, going up to 600 feet from sea level continuously for 40miles. Got there just on time and ate about 16 sandwiches.


Day 3 Calstock to Exeter

Posted by: Anthony Hewitt

Was joined by 2 cycling friends from Twickenham Club as well as a guy called Tony! Really enjoyed the company, the cafe on the Tor as well as the stunning views over Dartmoor.


Day 2 Truro to Calstock

Posted by: Anthony Hewitt

A puncture = unpunctual. An Olympuncture just short of my destination made 20km feel a long way and left me feeling a bit flat! My best laid preparations were ruined by a valve breaking - next time I'll take a spare!


Day 1 Land's End to Truro

Posted by: Anthony Hewitt

The Olympianist tour is finally underway and it was fabulous to be out on the road. Land's End was barely visible in the mist but the upside was the strong tailwind gave me a flying start and I reached my destination in 3 hrs! The first venue was Penair School and great to be recognised on arrival by some of the kids with 'there's the Olympianist'!


BeethoVan

Posted by: Anthony Hewitt

We are on our way to Land's End!

The weather is glorious today but tomorrow's forecast is atrocious! In at the deep end at Land's End!


Fund-raising

Posted by: Anthony Hewitt

We have raised almost £4000 already for our charities - thank you to everyone who has given generously. Our target is £20,000, so to translate the amount we have raised to a position on the map between Land's End and John O'Groats, we are still down in Portland! Help us to keep going and reach our goal in John O'Groats - click on the Donate page to sponsor the Olympianist.