We arrived home yesterday after a leisurely – for me – drive down from The Top in stages. During the ride, my fantastic support crew gave me some of the messages that had been posted which did a lot to drive me on and lift my spirits but yesterday I was able to experience the ride again, reading the forum postings from start to finish from the comfort of a couch and with a cup of tea and a tube of Jaffa cakes.
Although I had been told about the level of support, I didn’t really grasp it until I read the forum.
Thank you to everyone who posted updates and messages and to all those who were out on the road seeing me through or just giving us a shout and a wave. You have no idea how much you helped and what that meant..
I apologise for not being able to stick to the schedule and for keeping some of you waiting and missing others but I did try not to run too far info the fourth night as I know from personal experience that stalking riders on forums is not good for sleep!
The 1000 will have to wait for another day. A niggling achilles was the deciding factor, along with “saddle soreness”, not to continue despite having the time. Instead the team spent a very enjoyable day back at John ‘o Groats having lunch and a cruise around Stroma, followed by dinner in Thurso.
Thanks again for all the support.