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As some of you know Mabel, along with six other ladies, is undertaking a charity ride in July. It will be a challenging trip for them because I've seen a copy of the planned route. I've pasted it here for you all to see. If anybody is interested in the whole publicity pack let me know.

Day One:
Starting at the first Cardinal Point, Meriden in
Warwickshire (the centre point of England) the
women will ride south to Portsmouth and then to the
Lizard Peninsula, the southern Cardinal Point. The
route will take in the port of Plymouth and the Tamar
Bridge finishing near Barnstaple in North Devon

Day Two:
Today will involve travelling over the Severn Bridge
and into Wales, where 2 castles, Fishguard Port and
the centre point of Wales – Cwmystwyth will be
visited. The overnight stop will be at the Albert
Docks in Liverpool.

Day Three:
The beginning of the exhilarating roads of Scotland,
Day 3 will see the riders travel north, via the Erskine
Bridge, to the remote and isolated Ardnamurchan
Point (the western Cardinal point). The route today
will vary from motorways to single track roads with
passing places finishing at the foot of Ben Nevis.

Day Four:
Possibly the most demanding day of the journey will
see the riders push further north along the western
side of Scotland, calling at its premier castle Eilean
Donan. The route continues along the northernmost
coastline, the overnight stop will be near Dunnet
Head, the northern Cardinal Point.

Day Five:
Another day of “interesting” roads along the
eastern coast of the Highlands will see the group
cross the Kessock Bridge, visit Aberdeen Port and
Blair Atholl, for its famous castle and Scotland’s
centre point. The riders will cross the Forth Road
Bridge and return to England.

Day Six:
Today will begin with a trip to Bamburgh Castle
before pushing south for the Humber Bridge and
the road to the eastern Cardinal Point of Lowestoft
Ness. This day’s journey will take the group to East
Anglia’s Framlingham Castle and the port of
Felixstowe.

Day Seven:
Another early start to travel the final leg, the riders
will cross the Thames via the Queen Elizabeth II
Bridge before visiting Leeds Castle, the port of
Dover and along the south coast of the Home
Counties completing the circuit of mainland Britain
at Portsmouth.

I know she's my daughter but it's going to be one hell of a ride and I'm a really proud dad

 

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Good for you MOM and good luck, Mabel, I'm off to post a donation, catch the link at the bottom of Mabel's posts ;) (well I will when the link starts working :rolleyes: )
 

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holy cow thats a punishing trip :cool: :cool:


yes you should be proud :D

damm good workout for twinkletoes to:eek:
 

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Just a little update, there is only 1 week and 6 days to go before the start of this challenge, and there have been some really unexpected hiccups.

Here is out planned route










Out of the original 7 women 5 of us have had accidents. 2 of which have meant they are unable to do the ride.

We have one replacment - Maria who has joined us last minute and there are various women doing different sections to make up the 7th rider.

Myself, even though I am still recovering am fully intending an attempting the whole ride, even with a dislocated knee.



This is the original 7. Carole an Val will be unable to do it because of thier injuries and illness.

Georgia lost her bike on a bend on some diesil and depite being injured and her bike being a write off she is borrowing her hubbies bike and is doing the ride. GIll has had a recent bereavment but is going to ride.

Maria has stood in and rides a TDM and other ladies will be joining us from around the country.

It is going to be an interesting week. Despite overwhelming bad luck we are a determined bunch.
 

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would it be a good idea for some of us not too far from the start point to come and give you a bit of a supportive sendoff at the startup point or is it not so good an idea? not too far from me and some of the other lads i think you'd have a lot of friendly faces about to give you and the girls a big cheer off
 

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would it be a good idea for some of us not too far from the start point to come and give you a bit of a supportive sendoff at the startup point or is it not so good an idea? not too far from me and some of the other lads i think you'd have a lot of friendly faces about to give you and the girls a big cheer off
What a lovely offer, that would be nice, we are leaving at 5am in the morning :D
 

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Here is a very rough idea of our times of arrival at the different points in case anyone wants to give us a wave along the way

Day 1 1st July
Depart Meriden 05.00
Rownhams Green services 07.00
Plymouth Port 10.30
Tamar under Bridge 11.30
Lizard Lighthouse 14.30
Waytown Farm B &B.. Shirwell 17.30

Day 2 2nd July
Depart Shirwell 05.00
Severn View Cafe 07.00
Pembroke Castle 10.00
Fishguard Dock 11.00
Cwmystwyth 13.00
Caernarfon Castle 15.30
Liverpool Albert Dock 18.00

Day 3 3rd July
Depart Liverpool 05.00
Erskine Bridge 09.30
Ardnamurchan Lighthouse 13.30
Ben Nevis Inn 17.00


Day 4 4th July
Depart Ben Nevis Inn 05.00
Eilean Donan Castle 06.30
Loch broom 09.00
Durness 11.00
Dunnet 13.00
wick 15.00
Possibly via jog stop

Day 5 5th July
Depart Wick 05.00
Kessock Bridge 07.00
Aberdeen commercial quay 10.30
Blair Castle 13.00
Forth road Bridge 15.00
Bamburgh Castle 17.15
Wooler 18.15

Day 6 6th July
Depart Wooler 05.00
Humber Bridge 09.00
Kings Lynn 11.30
Low Ness 14.00
Framlingham Castle 15.15
Felixstowe Dock 16.30
Marks Tey 17.30

Day 7 7th July
Depart Marks Tey 05.00
QE2 Bridge 06.00
Dover Castle 07.30
Dover Port 08.00
HMS Victory 13.00
 
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