Category Archives: Team 6 – Amici Ludi

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 36 – Edinburgh to St Andrews, Friday 13th September

And the final day of riding is upon us! Scotland welcomed the relay back in style with torrential rain and a strong wind for good measure. That didn’t make riding over the Forth Road Bridge any less spectacular. Or returning … Continue reading

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Day 35 – Chatton to Edinburgh, Thursday 12th September

Another early start was difficult on the penultimate day of riding as the tiredness kicked in. This was made easier by the thought that there were only 160 miles to go (it comes to something when this seems short). Only … Continue reading

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Day 34 – Durham to Chatton, Wednesday 11th September

After being told that what looked like a bridge over the Tyne on our map was actually a closed tunnel, a re-route through Newcastle was scheduled for a little way into the journey.  This would be quite a contrast to … Continue reading

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Day 33 – Lindisfarne Gospels Exhibition, Durham, Tuesday 10th September

Ravenous from the efforts of the preceding day, the full English breakfast and lavish spread that awaited us in the dining hall was extremely welcome.  As was being free to eat for ten men. There were duties to be done, … Continue reading

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Day 32 – York to Durham, Monday 9th September

On a bus from Pocklington before 7am wearing lycra, a high-vis jacket, and a helmet, carrying a suitcase but without a bike, I am sure I appeared more than a little unhinged.  An appearance I cemented when I sat atop … Continue reading

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Day 31 – Lincoln to York, Sunday 8th September

And so it continues. An early start for a Sunday morning at the University of Lincoln Graduate School, a place more accustomed to student habits, and we set off to head up the hill to the cathedral for a photo … 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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