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coast 2 coast

Posted by Alan on June 27, 2011

Hills

The hills are alive...

 So yes, I completed the coast 2 coast run, bar about 2 metres on the route where I pushed to let a van past! It was pretty epic adventure of which I will get round to writing more of, but for now the “essential” statistics:

c2c stats
odom moving time average mph day mileage day moving day km Journey
Day 0 6.48 00:49:03 7.9 6.48 00:49:03 10.37 Whitehaven – Tarn Flatts
Day 1 53 06:36:00 8 46.52 05:46:57 74.43 Tarn Flatts – Whitehaven – Keswick – Skiddaw
Day 2 101 12:19:00 8.2 48 05:43:00 76.80 Skiddaw – Hartside – Alston
Day 3 133 16:16:00 8.2 32 03:57:00 51.20 Alston – Nenthad – Rookthorpe – Edmundbyers
Day 4 182 21:30:00 8.5 49 05:14:00 78.40 Edmundbyers – Derwent Water – Shotley Bridge – Tynemouth – Newcastle via Jarrow
Add on phone distances
Day 0 4.38 Flat – station, Liverpool St – Euston
Day 5 14.55 Newcastle YHA – Newcastle Stn, Alnmouth Stn – Alnwick, Alnwich – Alnmouth, Kings Cross Stn – Liverpool St Stn, Stn – Flat
Total mileage
200.93
Total km 321.49

200 miles in a week – just to make sure, I did 2.5 miles on Friday 24th as well! That’ll do nicely… what next?

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Sunday Cycling Sunday

Posted by Alan on July 18, 2010

Been a very quiet weekend this weekend. Bit of shopping, bit of reading, bit of watching tele – the usual downtime activities. Once the weather brightened up this afternoon though I couldn’t stop in – so I hit the road on my bike and headed up towards Woodford, eventually reaching Buckhurst Hill (about 4¼ miles – 6.8kms) before turning back (admittedly, cheating a little by using the tube).

I hadn’t realised how much the landscape changes as you head deeper into the Epping Forest. The roads towards the north east are a constant climb – 276 feet in 3.42 miles. Only an average 1.5% grade but enough to wear me out a little.

Woodford Green - Epping Forest

Woodford Green

On the green at Woodford, there was a cricket match in progress.

Cricket on the Woodford green

Cricket on the green

Cricket on the Woodford green

Cricket on the green II

Back towards home I managed to spot the latest lot of duckings on Eagle Pond.

Ducklings and mummy duck!

Ducklings and mummy duck! (next to the pond scum)

Though the signets seemed to have disappeared… however the crown court looks even better when the sun is shining.

Snaresbrook Crown Court/Eagle Pond

Snaresbrook Crown Court/Eagle Pond

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