STATISTICS :

Visitors to this website (January 2017):    51,998

Total distance: 5,821 miles   (9,366 km)

Length of journey: 154 days  (5 months, 1 day, 1 hour)

Time in the saddle: 629hrs 41mins

Average daily mileage: 38 miles  (61 km)

Punctures: 52

Maximum speed: 41 mph (66 km/h) - Nefyn, North Wales

Biggest day: 91 miles (146 km) - Bridlington to Hull via Spurn Head

Weight of each bike (with fully-loaded panniers) : 63 kg

Charity funds raised : £6,728


MEDIA COVERAGE:

Regional / Local Newspapers:

Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald
Argyllshire Advertiser
Ayr Advertiser
Banffshire Journal
Bexhill Observer 
Blackpool Gazette
Bridport News
Brighton Argus
Camberley News (Hampshire)
Devon Western Morning News
Dorset Echo
Dumbarton & Vale of Leven Reporter
Dumfries & Galloway Standard
Fishguard County Echo
Fraserburgh Herald
Galloway Gazette
Glasgow Evening Times
Greenock Telegraph
Irvine Times
Islington Gazette
Islington Tribune
Manx Independent  
Penarth Times
The Press & Journal (NW Highlands)
Stranraer & Wigtownshire Free Press
South Devon Herald Express
Torquay Herald Express
West Highland Free Press
Worthing Herald

 

National Newspapers & Magazines:

Country Life
Cycle Touring Club
Cycling Plus
Cycling World
The Independent
Le Messageur de Montréal
Metro
Sunday Post (Scotland)
V-Magazine (New York)

Radio :

BBC Kent
BBC Cleveland
BBC Cumbria
BBC Essex
BBC Humber
BBC Norfolk
BBC Scotland
BBC Sussex
Cuillin FM (Skye)
LBC News (London)
Red Dragon FM (Cardiff)

Television :

BBC Look North
ITV Meridian
ITV Border Country
Sunday Grandstand
Blue Peter





Tumble tally : Will - 18   Ed - 18

Number of times we were asked "How d'you get on?" : 2,854

Doner Kebab  4 - 15  Fish & Chips

Swimming  7 - 5  Campfire

Hitch-hikers sighted : 3



Most difficult hill ascents :

1. Abbotsbury, Dorset
2. Hunter's Inn (nr Combe Martin), Devon
3. Torridon-Lower Diabaig road, Highland
4. Fairlight, East Sussex
5. Llanybri (nr Llansteffan), Carmarthenshire
6. Rhiw, Lleyn, Gwynedd
7. Countisbury (nr Lynmouth), Devon
8. Ellary, Knapdale, Argyll
9. Saddell (nr Campbeltown), Argyll
10. Cwmtudu (nr Newquay), Cardiganshire
11. Bealach Na Ba (nr Applecross), Highland
 



Birds of note sighted :

Marsh harrier (Graveney)

Red-legged partridge (Lydd)

Yellow hammer (Dover)

Great-crested grebe (Rye)

Turnstone (Bexhill-on-Sea)

Pied wagtail (Rottingdean)

Sparrowhawk (Newhaven)

Greenfinch (Alfriston)

Little Egret (Hayling Island)

Scaup (Lymington)

Lapwing (Milford-on-Sea)

Peregrine Falcon (Bridport)

Cornish Chough (Lizard Point)

Dipper (Hartland)

Goldfinch (Westward Ho!)

Greater Black-Backed Gull (Combwich)

Eider (Caldicot)

Curlew (Kidwelly)

Whitethroat (St Brides)

Stonechat (Gwbert)

Black Kite (Aberarth)

Raven (Aberystwyth)

Goshawk (Pwllelli)

Rock Pippit (Rhoscolyn)

Gannet (Holy Island)

Wheatear (Holy Island)

Red-Breasted Merganser (Beaumarais)

Linnet (Colwyn Bay)

Swift (Flint)

Barn Owl (Burton, The Wirral)

Shag (Great Orm, Llandudno)

Arctic Tern (Point of Ayre, Isle of Man)

Shelduck (Conder Green)

Sedge Warbler (Conder Green)

Avocet (Silverdale)

Little Owl (Grange-over-Sands)

Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dumfries)

Ringed plover (Port William)

Common Gull (Loch Strivern)

Golden Eagle (Glen Croe)

Cuckoo (Port Vadie)

Bullfinch (Tarbert)

Albino Starling (Campbeltown)

Arctic Skua (Coll)

Razorbill (Coll)

Manx Shearwater (Coll)

Corncrake *heard only* (Mull)

White-tailed Sea Eagle (Mull)

Siskin (Lochailort)

Black Guillemot (Isle of Skye)

Black Tern (Kyle of Lochalsh)

Snipe (Shieldaig)

Red Grouse (Cape Wrath)

Great Skua (Durness)

Puffin (Dunnet Head)

Short-eared Owl (Orkney)

Tawny Owl (Ravenscar)

Barred Warbler (Lowestoft)
 


 

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