Friday, July 31, 2009


We arrived back in London last night around 6 pm after our trip to Edinburgh. All the North Carolina crowd that started succesfully completed the ride. Paul didn't start. The total time was around 106 hours for all of us. The weather was very rainy and cold, and the organizers even added a couple hours to the allowed completion time. Will and I rode in the last three days, not needing lights, as we arrived at the controls for dinner, and even ordered a pizza one night. We did get good weather on the last day back into London. The controls were well run, and we met some great folks along the way.

My daily ride distance was 400k the first day, 300k into Edinburgh on day two, 250k to start the return, and 225k, and finally another 225k.

We will add much later, as we are busy sipping down a pint at the pub watching some football.

Thanks for reading, and sorry about not getting anything posted until now.



  1. awesome man, a pint sounds good and well deserved.

  2. Félicitations, Jimmy! Looking forward to a nice, long ride report :)

  3. Jimmy - Great meeting and riding with you! I look forward to sharing the roads with you again. Let's stay in touch. I'm going to "borrow" that photo of my "rear view" at the top of the page if you don't mind for my blog as well. :) Verification for my wife that I wasn't just out on a bender for 4 days.

    All the best,

    George (Swain)

  4. Hey George - Good hearing from you. Yep, go ahead. Mike used that photo too. It's a good representation of those small "lanes".

  5. Jimmy, well done to you and your NC friends. We never travelled on any single lane roads in 2005, which was a shame. On the plus side we stayed dry the entire ride. Cheers, Ian