DAY 7: 3 PEAKS BIKE TOUR

I woke feeling relatively okay. I had expected to stir every hour or so with cramps during the night but it hadn’t happened. When we left the camp there were a great deal of Holstein-Friesian cows crowded together in the field beside us. As we approached they shifted closer to inspect us, and as we…

3 Peaks By Bike Short Film

Shortly after returning from our trip we put together a small video to give people an idea of some of the things that went on during the 3 weeks we were away. It is by no means a comprehensive video as there was a lot we didn’t/couldn’t film. I am still in the process of…

Day 6: 3 Peaks Bike Tour

It has been a long time since I have looked at the words in my notebook, a long time since I have even thought about it. I suppose now’s as good a time as any. If anything sums up DAY 6 of our trip it is the first 3 words scrawled onto the page in…

Day 5: 3 Peaks Bike Tour – Snowdon Hike

We slept in a little longer than the last few mornings as all we had to do today was hike up Snowdon. At 9:00am we crawled out of our tents to views of the surrounding mountains in the Nant Peris valley. We had spoken to a couple staying in an army surplus tent a few yards…

Day 4: 3 Peaks Bike Tour

When we crawled out of bed in the morning we were confronted with an audience of cows, all starey and menacing. We packed down, constantly looking over our shoulders to make sure out neighbours weren’t advancing upon us – a few had gnarly horns poking out of their fat heads. We began the day by…

Day 3: 3 Peaks Bike Tour

6:00am start in a drizzle that felt more like a torrent when descending hills at 30mph. We changed into our waterproofs and they did the job well. In a way riding in the rain can be quite enjoyable when you’re properly prepared for it. We stopped in Market Drayton and with it being a bank…

Day 2: 3 Peaks Bike Tour

Elmsthorpe – Loggerheads 65 miles 2,400 feet climbed We started nice and early on an overcast morning, cycling on quiet b-roads for the first 15 miles. Both of our legs had recovered but every time we hit a hill yesterday’s aches and pains would return to plague us. Somewhere short of Rugeley we stopped and…

Day 1: 3 Peaks Bike Tour

Huntingdon to Elmsthorpe 65 miles 2,300ft climbed Cycled well in muggy heat by fields of Rapeseed until the landscape began to rise and fall. The day dragged a little as we kept pedalling up to hills with views across Northamptonshire. Pylons fell away to the horizon, roads connected quaint villages, their church spires rising above…

The last comfortable night. 

Tomorrow is the start of many unknowns. We’re hitting the road tomorrow morning at around 8am, stopping somewhere for the night somewhere around Elmesthorpe in Northamptonshire. All the bags are packed, the bikes are loaded and waiting patiently in the shed, unknowing of what they’ll be facing over the coming weeks. Although we’re not religious…

3 PEAKS CYCLE TOUR: A final word before we set off

Our 820 mile cycle tour is less than 2 weeks away now and a lot has happened in the passing months. We have: Raised money for MIND in Cambridge online Held a fundraising event Upgraded our bikes Picked up essential accessories/essentials Spread the word through local outlets and companies Created a Youtube, Instagram, and Twitter…

Probably time to do some training…

It’s now only 2 months(ish) until we leave on our journey to conquer the three peaks, and about time we do a little training, to get used to being in the saddle for long hours every day. Unfortunately for us we chose a pretty horrendously windy day for our first proper training ride of the…

Three Peaks Challenge by Bike Announcement (In Aid of Cambridgeshire Mind Charity)

Three Peaks Challenge By Bike Donate here: https://www.justgiving.com/threepeaksbicycle This May myself and Joe will be attempting the Three Peaks Challenge. We’re going at this in a slightly different way that the traditional Three Peaks Challenge though and cycling from mountain to mountain. This makes the total journey around 650 miles, plus the trekking up around each mountain….