Bike Ride Day 9 - 29th July 2010
Still no wireless again and only a limited mobile signal! Today started with another 1000 foot climb but the views were amazing. Cycled through Edinburgh and across Forth Bridge and then up to tonight’s stop Auchterarder. Very tired and tomorrow threatens to be hardest yet – 45 miles from here I hit the Cairngorms and I’ve got another 60 miles cycling in territory the guide describes as VERY STRENUOUS. Not looking forward to it. May be an even shorter message tomorrow!
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Bike Ride Day 8 - 28th July 2010
I’m using Jack's blackberry so will be slow and short! Really hard work these last few days, especially today. Climbed twice the height of Ben Nevis and cycled 100 miles today. Weather continues to be demoralising and probably came as close as possible to giving up earlier on today. Motto has had to be: that which does not destroy me strengthens me. Scenery of Lake District wonderful, and today I reached Scotland. Lots of hills and my route took me through isolated, desolate but beautiful country.
Kept going by wonderful text messages from friends. Legs tonight sore and stiff but I hope this may have been my lowest point and now I'm through it. We shall see! Last night we were in Grasmere where Jack met me. Tonight in Traquair. Sorry not a long write up but no wireless up here and this keypad is tiny!
Bike Ride Day 7 - 27th July 2010
No signal today but Adrian arrived safely in Grasmere in the Lake District.
New Bishop of Rochester Elected by College of Canons
The Right Reverend James Henry Langstaff was formally elected to be Bishop and Pastor of the Cathedral Church of Christ and the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Diocese of Rochester in Kent on Monday 26th July.
Bike Ride Day 6 - 26th July 2010
Had a really difficult day today, rotten weather and everything got soaked. I took a wrong turn in torrential rain and did an extra 8 miles which I could have done without! I also had a bit of mechanical trouble with the bike, so all in all not a good day. One more day of carrying everything on my back. I am looking forward to Jack arriving tomorrow night. This is ten times harder than the London Marathon!