About 10,000 people make the trip from Land's End to John o'Groats every year, including many cyclists.
My trip wasn't the fastest, the most direct, the most funds raised, the only solo cyclist of 2009, but it was my trip.
Not satisfied with a 'standard' trip from Land's End to John o'Groats I pick off six of the eight compass points on my 1,300 trip from Cornwall to the tip of Scotland and beyond.
I kept a blog with photos as I travelled and many people were kind enough to donate to charity and post their support on the blog.
This book is the story of my trip.
I only started cycling with any regularity in the summer of 2003,when a group of guys from Little Kineton decided that a gentle pedal to a local pub would be an excellent way to spend a few summer Wednesday evenings. In 2009 I embarked on a 1,300 mile cycle trip across Great Britain, visiting many of the extremities of England and Scotland and ending on the Orkney Isles. Now living in Cambridge, New Zealand I still get out on my trusty bike whenever I am able.