Great Posting Healdem! And True Grit on show...
Anyone who wants to follow Rob's progress as he went round, the pitfalls and help he met, can read the thread on the UK forum at:
Plus there are some pics and Rob's own daily blog at:
"Some stats -
I slept on - 8 beds, 2 settees, 1 floor, 1 bar bench. Used 3 bikes, 7 buses, 4 cars and 3 transit vans. Mileage is a bit vague, the V was up to 2700 +. Transalp to JO'G 390, Ninja will be 520, buses 750 approx, lifts 200. So a guess would be a TOTAL 4,560 miles. Fuel stops 17.
Longest day, the last one - 475 icy cold miles. Most welcome stop was the hot shower after J.O"Groats at John's house Inverness. It hurt at first but after ten mins was so nice. Anstruther, The Great Glen and the barren J.O'G. are favourites, with Mousehole a southern fave. Only 16 pints of Guinness !! (got some catching up to do there), 4 glasses wine, 2 champers and 3 bucks fizz (for breakfast New Year's Day). 12 litres water, 36 cups of tea, 3 latte`s, and just a paltry 4 wee drams, the majority of the alcoholic units were consumed at Johns Hooose !!! Inverness.
Funniest moment - the look on a postman's face as I came around a icy corner moto x style, crossed up sideways hollerin to myself.
Worst bit of the trip stuff was the demise of the V, the pain of J.O'G and Shap (-15).
Best bit - The Finish Line."
Rob's raised £2097 for cancer research on his site - it's not too late to donate.