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Old August 8th 11, 09:07 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Simon Mason
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"TWO friends from Petersfield have returned home safely after the ride of a
lifetime. Former The Petersfield School pupils Danny Cameron (20), of Broom
Road, and Doug Harwood (20), of Holt Down, cycled the length of Britain from
John O'Groats to Lands End in less than a fortnight.

The duo pedalled for 75 miles each day, wearing heavy back packs and without
any support vehicle.Danny, who works at Tesco on The Causeway, said: "We
just basically ate, cycled and slept. "We brought a two-man tent with us and
just pitched it on the side of roads, or wherever."We asked pubs if we could
stay in their pub gardens, otherwise it was farmers' fields, or on the grass
verge in service stations."

Doug, a student at the University of Hertfordshire, added: "Washing was
basically done with baby wipes - it gets to a point where showering is a bit
of a waste of time if you get up and are straight on the bike again.

http://www.petersfieldpost.co.uk/new...time_1_2938655

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Old August 8th 11, 10:34 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Judith[_4_]
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On Mon, 8 Aug 2011 09:07:09 +0100, "Simon Mason"
wrote:

"TWO friends from Petersfield have returned home safely after the ride of a
lifetime. Former The Petersfield School pupils Danny Cameron (20), of Broom
Road, and Doug Harwood (20), of Holt Down, cycled the length of Britain from
John O'Groats to Lands End in less than a fortnight.

The duo pedalled for 75 miles each day, wearing heavy back packs and without
any support vehicle.Danny, who works at Tesco on The Causeway, said: "We
just basically ate, cycled and slept. "We brought a two-man tent with us and
just pitched it on the side of roads, or wherever."We asked pubs if we could
stay in their pub gardens, otherwise it was farmers' fields, or on the grass
verge in service stations."

Doug, a student at the University of Hertfordshire, added: "Washing was
basically done with baby wipes - it gets to a point where showering is a bit
of a waste of time if you get up and are straight on the bike again.

http://www.petersfieldpost.co.uk/new...time_1_2938655




"Washing was basically done with baby wipes"

Dirty *******s - typical push-bikers.
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Simple Simon Mason - who cycles at 25mph in 20mph limits just because the limits do not apply to cyclists.
This includes exceeding the speed limit past three schools. A total disregard for the well-being of vulnerable road users.
The actions of a true psycholist.

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Old August 8th 11, 06:05 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
JNugent[_7_]
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On 08/08/2011 09:07, Simon Mason wrote:

http://www.petersfieldpost.co.uk/news/bordonfriends_had_the_ride_of_a_lifetime_1_2938655

"TWO friends from Petersfield have returned home safely after the ride of a
lifetime. Former The Petersfield School pupils Danny Cameron (20), of Broom
Road, and Doug Harwood (20), of Holt Down, cycled the length of Britain from
John O'Groats to Lands End in less than a fortnight.
The duo pedalled for 75 miles each day, wearing heavy back packs and without
any support vehicle.Danny, who works at Tesco on The Causeway, said: "We just
basically ate, cycled and slept. "We brought a two-man tent with us and just
pitched it on the side of roads, or wherever."We asked pubs if we could stay
in their pub gardens, otherwise it was farmers' fields, or on the grass verge
in service stations."
Doug, a student at the University of Hertfordshire, added: "Washing was
basically done with baby wipes - it gets to a point where showering is a bit
of a waste of time if you get up and are straight on the bike again."


Some of us who have colleagues who are keen commuted by bike have already
been enlightened as to that line of thinking.
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Old August 8th 11, 11:26 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Dave - Cyclists VOR
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On 08/08/2011 09:07, Simon Mason wrote:
"TWO friends from Petersfield have returned home safely after the ride
of a lifetime. Former The Petersfield School pupils Danny Cameron (20),
of Broom Road, and Doug Harwood (20), of Holt Down, cycled the length of
Britain from John O'Groats to Lands End in less than a fortnight.

The duo pedalled for 75 miles each day, wearing heavy back packs and
without any support vehicle.Danny, who works at Tesco on The Causeway,


High achiever like most cyclists then.

said: "We just basically ate, cycled and slept. "We brought a two-man
tent with us and just pitched it on the side of roads, or wherever.


Breaking the law is endemic with cyclists.


"We
asked pubs if we could stay in their pub gardens, otherwise it was
farmers' fields, or on the grass verge in service stations."


Sponging freeloaders to a man.

Doug, a student at the University of Hertfordshire, added: "Washing was
basically done with baby wipes - it gets to a point where showering is a
bit of a waste of time if you get up and are straight on the bike again.


Smelly, sweaty - just like most cyclists.

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vehicle fit only for the poor and/or strange," Dave Horton - Lancaster
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Old August 29th 11, 08:14 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Simon Mason
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Strickly a LEJOG.

"AN Alnwick man and his son-in-law battled the elements and engineering as
they cycled from one end of the country to the other. Fenton Moore, 46, who
works as a handyman for Homes for Northumberland, and Luke Shingler
completed their journey from Land's End to John O'Groats last month, raising
money for Help for Heroes.
It is a charity important to both men as Fenton formerly served in the Royal
Navy and Luke is currently stationed at RAF Lincoln. Fenton offered a
massive thank-you to everyone who supported their ride, which they completed
on Saturday, July 23.

"We very nearly didn't get started as one of the bikes was lost in the
post," he said. "That's when the generosity of people started as Halfords
agreed to lend a bike for the ride.

"We then rode into a constant headwind, through three days of thunderstorms,
one snapped chain and one puncture, arriving 13 days later at John O'Groats.

"The support and encouragement we received during the ride was immense -
people handing over money as we rode, cheering us on, tooting horns - it was
fantastic and amazing."

http://www.northumberlandgazette.co....ly_1_3710 995

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