15 June 2012
I think it'll be winter gear first thing but given the size of the hills ahead we'll be stripping off at the first stop.
Karen - What a handsome bunch! You all look perished!
Ryan - Good Luck Dad and you will do it easily. Good Luck lots of love
James - Happy fathers day dad keep going your doing really well
Amy - Happy fathers day dad! so proud of you :) love you lots. you are all doing amazing. behind u all the way ;) come on.... keep peddling !!!!!
Mum and Dad - Keep pedalling Scott you are doing for a good cause we so very proud of you.Lots of love
Bet and Mick - Way to go lads keep it up. If I had a decent bike I'd be right behind you, quite some way behind no doubt.
John Howorth - To Nige, Nick, Andy and the rest of the gang... good luck on your epic mission. Karen's just told me there's a big bottle of Champagne waiting for you 870-odd miles away in Land's End, so at least one incentive to make it! Once again, all the best.
Half Way Point
Linda - Nick, watch those tan lines, you are starting to look like Andy!!!! Well done each and everyone of you, you are doing absolutely amazing. Everyone is oooozzzing with pride. Good luck for day 5. Lands End is drawing nearer and nearer. xxxxx
Injuries Are Building Up!
Well guys what can we say, please keep the good wishes coming, it does mean a lot.
Cyn and Fred Parkes - Just seen all your beautiful pictures, feeling the pain for you. Love you both very much and so proud of you. Good luck for the last 3 days, be glad when you are home. Don't push yourselves too much, if it gets too much get in that van!!!
What a contrast. Sunburn yesterday and absolutely throwing down this morning.
Lisa Hubbard - Looks like Nidge is thinking OH NO another day on the bike!!!!!!!!!
Karen - Well done to you Nick for giving us this blog! it really helps us with you all being away ! Thanks x
Is that Wales?
Tom Gibling - keep going lads, your doing brilliant!
Steve (Newdigate) - Keep going all!! it's all done hill now... Lol
Alex Tribbensee - Met somebody in Tunisia from Queensferry last week, keep it up!
22 June 2012
It's been yet again a very long day set off at 7.45 and arrived at Lands End at 9.20. I can't describe the emotion that we all felt but I think it's fair to say that we all had bad thoughts at some stage. Our bodies have been battered.
Still can't believe it. You're all amazing chaps. Well done, only a few people will have had the same experiences of darkness and pain. You have to feel it to understand. Great emotion, great mates, great experience and a tremendous effort for a special cause. Thanks x
Nige - 920 miles in total - that's over 131 a day. Thursday was horrendous with savage rain for most of the day. We rode for 158 miles, it was dark when we got to our destination. Woke up Friday to a howling head wind all the way to the finish. Emotions and tensions were running high with doubts about us all being able to finish, but none of the above could stop our amazing group from completing the most arduous and satisfying experience.
Left to right
Mark Bowley. Driver & navigator
Scott`s Mum & Dad - Congratulations to you all. What an achievement. Have a well deserved rest. See you when you get back Scott. Love Mum & Dad xxx
Joseph Hazeldine - Well done dad miss u so much can't wait till I can give u a big big cuddle love u do much once again well done and see u tomorrow man night love u xxxxxxxxxx
Archie Hazeldine - Well done to all of you you've achieved a great thing hope my dad gets back early in afternoon❤❤❤❤
Lisa Hazeldine - Well done guys on what is huge achievement - Scott, boys are very emotional tonight and filling your gap in bed - looking forward to seeing you tomorrow - enjoy your celebrations and lots of love from us back in Ilson xxxx
Steve (Newdigate) - Well done to all!!! An cracking achievement. Bring out the deep-heat ....
Lynne Millward - Congratulations lads. Enjoy the glory. Bring Eddie home it looks like hes had enough .Lynne
Trisha Addey - Congratulations!!!!! - look at those smiles! Have a great day doing nothing!??
Bryn - Fantastic effort well done to you all
Steve Hallam - Arms aloft again, you gave it rice and deserve more than a golf clap. Is andy riding home again?
Les Fletch - Congratulations to you all !!!! In such conditions too !!!! You all must feel a great sense of achievement. Cycling to work is going to be a doddle :)))) - Well done !!!!
Karen - A massive well done to every single one of you! You are all absolute stars, all of your hard work has paid off and you should be so proud. It was a wonderful feeling when we saw the 5 of you riding over the brow of the hill in a line ready to cycle over the finishing line together. Brought a tear to everyones eyes.
Linda - Well said Karen, it was one of the proudest, emotional days of my life. You have all done a tremendous thing for 'Bens Den' it will take several weeks for you to take the experience of it all in. A few of us were there the last couple of days to see the pain both physical and mental these 5 men put themselves through, it was hard to take at times, but seeing them ride over that hill in a victory line made it all worth while. So proud of you all.
James Hubbard - well done lads it was hard but you pulled through in the end and it was worth every minute well done again.
Many, many congratulations to you all, including Ed and all of your family. A truly remarkable achievement and you should be very proud of yourselves.
Also well worth a mention is that Nick surprised his wife Lisa by organising a renewal of their wedding vows. Nick had organised everything including organising family and friends down to Cornwall and even organising the flowers!. Many congratulations to you both.