Monday, 15 December 2008

My new bike

And here is my New bike :)
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Sunday, 23 November 2008

Aberystwyth to the hills

Here are the pictures of aberystwth to about 11 miles in at the top of a huge hill. 8 of those 11 miles are a nasty hill and it was hard going. The hail became quite bad at this points which led to bad flooding on the road with streams of water going down the hill. 

Back on track :P

It has been a while since I last posted, this due to me bing very busy with work and A-levels. Alot has happened since I last posted, I have cycled across wales, bought a new bike and alot of equipment and have started to plan my route.

A few weeks ago I cycled across wales (and a bit into England) to raise money for the Wales Air Ambulance. I set off early in the morning on the 8:00 train to aberystwyth. 

The train journey took an hour and then I at the starting line :P.  It was at this point that the rain and hail began but that just made it all more fun. 

(Ill post the picture in another post)

Monday, 29 September 2008

Training, a new bike? and google map routes.

Since I last posted on here, I have done alot of training and I have got closer to organizing the route. I have recently gone back to school and I have got a weekend job where I work mostly nights so I have had less time to train but I have gone out after school and before work at the weekend.

With my money from my job I am planning to buy a new bike, I have done a little research and I found this bike where you can build it to your specifications. I am looking at spending £1400 at the most with all the accessories so if anyone has any bike to recommend then please contact me via commenting to leaving me an email.

Rhys who I have mentioned on a previous post has shown me a way to put all my routes that I have cycled on Google maps so I have done so and they can be found here and here. I think its pretty cool being able to see what I have cycled :P. There are loads of other routes but I have not had the time to add them yet.

Well this is it until next time :P

I have a got a pannier rack and bags for my bike and is nice not having to have a rucksack. :P Those bags were cheap ones from Lidl and I am gonna get some nicer ones in a few days with my Paycheck :)
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I went an another bike ride and this time my friend Rhys came who is also gonna do the big trip next year. This is the bike he used :P
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Thursday, 11 September 2008

Training 3 equipment

This is everything I take with me when I go cycling. This picture was taken at Tregynon Petrol station.
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Friday, 29 August 2008

Video of cycling

me and the road bike.

Me and the bike. This was taken just after a massive hill and I was just catching a breath and getting some water
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This is the kinda road I was cycling on for the whole time which was great as there was little traffic
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Welsh :)

The hill just after this village was real fierce. My legs will killing after getting up it.
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This is the road bike that I used and I loved it. It is so easy to cycle and it makes going up hills so much easier.
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This is village where I stopped for lunch and its about 10 miles from newtown (where I live)
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Mountain Bike

This is the mountain bike I used.
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Where I get to cycle. It is so beutiful and I love the hills but they kill my legs :)
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training day 1 & 2

For the last two days, I have been training by doing some short bike rides of around 25 miles around my house and I have discovered some great roads for cycling. I have tried out two types of bikes, first a mountain bike and secondly a road bike and I have decided from this experience to get a road bike for the big trip next year. Above are some pictures of both trips and some video of me on the road bike, I black taped the camera to the handle bars and it worked well.

I have also bought some equipment for my training, I bought a new helmet from Argos of £7.97 which is a bargin considering I budgeted for £25 on the helmet. I have also bought some cheap lights which do the job but I will need new ones for the big trip and I also bought some fox cycling gloves from my local bike shop for £25 which is quite alot but they were worth it, my hands are not sore at all.

Monday, 25 August 2008


Hello and welcome to our blog.

My Name is Isaac and I am from Wales in the UK. I am part of a small group that is going to cycle from John O Groats in the north west of Scotland to the South western most tip of Cornwall, Land's End for charity in the summer of 2009. That is over 1000 miles and should take us about 19 days doing about 60 miles a day.

This blog has been created so we can show you what progress we are making in organizing the trip and eventually showing you our journey across Britain.

I am going to be joined on this trip by Kieran and a few others (they will introduce themselves when they are sure to be going.)

This trip first came to thought on the 26th of August when Kieran and I were talking on msn about wanting to cycle around the world when I mentioned cycling down Great Britain and we both agreed this would be a better start. We both then began to look into it and it turned from a passing comment into a real trip.

Where we are at now.

We are still in the early stages of planning the trip, Kieran and I don't even have a bike yet. (I will have a new bike by late October.) I have done some basic costing of the trip which will be posted above. As for the route we are going to take, I am going to become a member of the CTC which have a route which we can follow. You can find that here.