May 19th 2007 - Day 1

Lands End - Tiverton

Route - A30, A377, A3072, A396

Approximate Distance - 147 miles

Cycle Time - 8 Hours 22 Mins

Average Speed - 17.5 mph

Max Speed - 47 mph

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I had a text from Steve at about 9pm last night. They where just getting their heads down for an early night. By the sounds of things they where awake by 3am as Keith started the 'Fart Wars'. An ever present game on our trip last year. Steve said that they did not sleep much but who can blame them. I would be too excited too.

Well they set off at 5am this morning and by 11am had done 94 miles and where just tucking into an all you can eat breakfast in Bridstowe. All three of us stopped at this same pub last year where I nearly quit until I had their Breakfast so I am sure it went down very well. The boys would like to say a big thank you to Frank at the Fox & Hounds on the A386 for their superb support and fantastic breakfast. 

 Just about 30 miles to go today and they look like they will be finished in time for the FA cup final.

After 147 miles they finally arrive in Tiverton. A liitle further than expected after a short detour thanks to the Navman Keith Hagger who had them half way to Honiton "Tiverton is North NOT East!!". They eventually make it in good spirits. They will be getting an early night tonight. "It's bliss to be pannier-less!!" says Steve