Friday, 19 September 2014

Day 1: Edinburgh - Morpeth

Happy to report that the team have all arrived in Morpeth and we are delighted to be here after an eventful day on the bike.

A puncture and an incident with the tram tracks hindered progress before we even got beyond Princes Street this morning. Grateful to be leaving Edinburgh behind us we fought through the mist and headed for the border but not before a snapped rear derailleur cable and another puncture. After some make shift repairs by our chief mechanic Andy, we were back on the road.

The group were delighted to arrive at Cafe Maelmin albeit for a slightly later than planned lunch. The remaining 36 miles to Morpeth was tidy and thankfully incident free.

At the time of writing we have just finished a slap up meal, the odd beer and even some birthday cake at the Black and Grey, Morpeth.

A special mention to our support crew today. They picked up spares, kept us fed and watered and even had our bags waiting for us on arrival in Morpeth

So 100 miles down 340 to go. Thankfully we will have the company of some Faulker Brown architects tomorrow to lead us out of Morpeth.    

Also would like to thank everyone who has sponsored us so far . . . we have now raised a total of £4,629.07!

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