LEJOG Day 1: Land's End to Plymouth


Metrics

Daily Total

Cumulative Total

Distance

164.2

164.2

Ascent

2148m

2148m

Riding Time

6h 53m 48s

6h 53m 48s

Calories Burned

5617

5617

Other Daily Stats You May Be Interested In

Average Speed: 23.8km/h

Max Speed: 73.1km/h

Average Power: 160watts

Max Power: 612watts

Average Cadence: 79rpm

Max Heart Rate: 180bpm


Eating two pots of porridge in my room this morning, as breakfast didn't start till after I wanted to get away (it is Sunday after all), still an excellent start - I do love porridge. So breakfast done, the appropriate photo taken at the sign, and at that point I guess it hit me how far it is to the top of Scotland, and the journey to get there. I rode up to the start line, stopped, took a photo, took a breathe, looked around to take it all in (there was no one there) and started to pedal.

The ride itself was lovely even though it was a fairly gloomy day, and went through some amazing scenery and places. One thing I can confidently say about Cornwall, it is not flat...in fact, there isn't much flat road at all (I think the only part I went through was the Penzance foreshore).

After a quick blast through Penzance, and headed around the bay to come across this lovely sight - St Michaels Mount.

Heading through Truro and then up to Bodmin and over the Moor, some amazing villages (most are St something), incredible scenery, and a couple of lovely ladies in a little service station that fed a very hungry cyclist. I had a Cornish Pasty and bbq chicken sandwich, I went back in to see if there was a bin around and nice lady no 1 asked "where did you put all that?", "I ate it all" I replied, "oh to be young" she said. I'll take that!


So I sit here fully fed, ready for bed, and looking at my longest day tomorrow, and what looks like a very damp ride. It wouldn't be fun if it was easy.


Sleep now, for tomorrow I ride

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