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Day 37 – Ceremonial Handover in St Andrews, Part 3

We headed in our teams along North Street towards St Salvator’s Chapel and Quad, where the University flag was flying high. The rogue pedestrians and cars reversing out of parking spaces aside, the road was closed, and bystanders lined the … Continue reading

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Day 37 – Ceremonial Handover in St Andrews, Part 1

The first task of the day was collecting and emptying the support van.  Despite Neil’s best efforts at cleaning and tidying it, around 8 weeks and 3 countries worth of stuff had been accumulated and tucked away in the corners. … Continue reading

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Day 30 – Handover from Team 5 to Team 6, Saturday 7th September, Part 3

First things first.  Once we’d been checked in to the accommodation, had a cup of coffee and a custard cream, it was time to sort out the important things.  Mascots. Something of a tradition had been established by the previous … Continue reading

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Day 30 – Handover from Team 5 to Team 6, Saturday 7th September, Part 2

After muddling our way over the cobblestones of Lincoln with the aid of a few random locals, we finally reached the handover destination.  Lincoln Cathedral. Sneaking up on Bill, who was conveniently placed in the courtyard clad in the all-too-familiar … Continue reading

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Day 30 – Handover from Team 5 to Team 6, Saturday 7th September, Part 1

And so began the long journey to Lincoln from St Andrews.  05:45.  Raining.  Tired.  Kind of beautiful.  The winding roads of Fife were as yet untouched by traffic, and we enjoyed stunning views over the Firth of Forth at dawn. … Continue reading

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Day 29 – Spalding to Lincoln, Friday 6th September, Part 2

Captain’s (B)log: Final edition Although work meant I missed the last day I shared in the sense of having taken part in a bit of history. Our team was more of a mixture than many, ranging from endurance racers through … Continue reading

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Day 29 – Spalding to Lincoln, Friday 6th September, Part 1

Last night Gordon went to bed dreaming that he would be breakfasting at the Boulangerie de Spalding (aka Greggs), however our first meal of the day was a much simpler affair – the Travelodge Breakfast box. Though the fact that … Continue reading

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Day 28 – Cambridge to Spalding, Thursday 5th September, Part 2

Captain’s (B)log: Away Team Report Our away team of four Ray, Lesley and Bill set off the explore the mountains of the fens, like our own dear Fife, Cambridgeshire pushes a cyclist to extremes.  The iron clads set off on … Continue reading

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Day 28 – Cambridge to Spalding, Thursday 5th September, Part 1

Another blazing hot day was forecast for the journey from Cambridge to Spalding.  Slightly unusually, the leg broke into two parties for this part of the journey.  Owing to the Team leader’s urgent requirement to be on a train at … Continue reading

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Day 27 – Chelmsford to Cambridge, Wednesday 4th September, Part 2

Captain’s (B)log In Cambridge we discovered the purpose behind Stuart’s coke drinking extravaganza, it fuels his river beating punting. Despite lacking a straw boater and winning song, he punted the team (who helped by eating ice cream) up and down … Continue reading

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