After 13 days in the saddle and 14 nights away from home, today (Tuesday 4th July) will see team LEJOG4THEBOG complete their epic cycle from Land’s End to John O’Groats.
Yesterday’s leg was a relatively uneventful 77 miles from Evanton to Betty Hill, although there was a strong headwind to contend with. After reaching Betty Hill, the weary cyclists were transferred by the support team to their overnight base in Thurso.
Today is the “champagne leg”, which will see our four riders take the coast road to JOG, with views of the Orkneys to their left (if they are going in the right direction). There is just 52 miles to cover today, allowing the team to stop for “refreshments” along the route and generally milk the moment.
After reaching JOG, the plan is to make their way back to their Thurso base this evening, where a gala dinner is scheduled.Spirits are understandably high in the camp this morning and the team sends their thanks and best wishes to everyone back home for their support.
Updated 18:44 - 4 Jul 2017 by Richard Smith