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Final packing, set off tomorrow early. If you havent already here's the link to sponsor me http://t.co/eO5UMSdI0E - Mole Valley, Surrey Ok, so I'm officially on my way. Train to Looe, seaside here I come - Reading, Berks, Uk Sitting in an air conditioned train shivering my socks off. Can't wait to start cycling - Looe Station It's not called the Jurassic Coast for nothing I've decided. All fine until Plymouth, sat nav & I are no longer on speaking terms. Arrived! - South Hams, Devon On the road and a big thank you to Rev Owen Murphy & Lyn for looking after, feeding n housing me - South Hams, Devon Left at 6am to avoid some of the heat but it was hot by 8am. Arrived in Paignton, c/o the Baptists tonight. - Torbay, Torbay An easier day into Exmouth today, still the heat to contend with tho. Bring on the sea breezes - Torbay, Torbay This is where I am - Teignbridge, Devon and this is why I stopped :-) - Teignbridge, Devon Many thanks to Kathy, church administrator of Exmouth benefice for her warm welcome. Bridport here I come! - East Devon, Devon Check this out http://t.co/H7e8c9a4uW - West Dorset, Dorset On the road at 7am after an idyllic rest day with the Edwards family & a lovely welcome at St Swithuns, Bridport - West Dorset, Dorset Had a room with a view last night c/o Anna Castley. Fell asleep to sound of waves crashing on the beach - wonderful - Poole, Poole Shared my cream tea in Beaulieu with the sparrows. Disobeyed sat nav again, punishment was a v long detour :-( - New Forest, Hampshire Today should have been 100km but since I was pedalling for 10hrs, averaging at least 15km, I reckon I may have done over 150km today!! - Havant, Hampshire Rest day today but for you stats freaks I've now cycled 400kms and 3,390m elevation or 240 miles + 11,122 feet. http://t.co/zezqs2BryB - Havant, Hampshire Ok, so the next blog is up http://t.co/kBPypo5IBZ and it's no. 3 Happy reading - Havant, Hampshire Oops! Misspelled link, try http://t.co/KMrbkiZHzu and it should work this time :-) - Havant, Hampshire Can't stop eating today: bar of chocolate, banana, handful of Brazil nuts, crisps, toasted tea cake with cheese, pint protein drink ... - Arun, West Sussex 11 hours on the road including rest breaks, 116 kms and 466m elevation (72 miles + 1,463 feet) and safely arrived in Eastbourne - Eastbourne, East Sussex On the road again, Hythe here I come! - Eastbourne, East Sussex Setting off in torrential rain and the odd thunderclap heading for Faversham. - Shepway, Kent There's nothing like a bar of chocolate, banana and bottle of Lucozade to set you up for the next couple of hours :-) - Dover, Kent On the road again, bright n early to catch the Woolwich ferry. Not overly looking forward to this section of the journey! - Swale, Kent Cycling in Kent is beautiful, through the conurbation leading to Woolwich is not. Just a personal opinion. - Newham, London Cycling in Kent is beautiful, cycling thru conurbation leading to Woolwich is not. Just a personal opinion. - Newham, London Forgot to say next blog is up http://t.co/Gt1V1jGfAf Happy reading :-) - Newham, London Change of plan today: after 12hrs in saddle y'day I got a freebie motel room 2km north of ferry. Now heading for Harwich harbour - TOWIE! - Newham, London My route b4 the rain came at 9am. Now I'm singing (I mean cycling) in the rain, just cycling in the rain :-) - Chelmsford, Essex Lesson of the day: iPhone maps don't require 3G to work ... wish I'd sussed that one yesterday! - Colchester, Essex Viewed thru rain-spattered specs this Constable countryside has a decidedly Impressionist feel to it! - Colchester Another 12hr day. In rain for 6 of those 12hrs pedalling fast to get out of it. Now safely arrived, Knackered of Harwich - Tendring, Essex Catching the 9am ferry across Harwich harbour, a late start for me! The rain is set to follow me as I travel north :-( - Tendring, Essex Serious bug attacks today, hordes of them crashing into yr face, pinging of yr helmet, getting in yr hair - yuk! Now safe in Gt Yarmouth - Great Yarmouth, Norfolk Latest blog now up on http://t.co/KMrbkiZHzu Enjoy! - Great Yarmouth, Norfolk 13th day of pedalling 2day. I know it's flatter round here but I defo think my legs are getting stronger, I'll soon be a match for Sir Chris - Great Yarmouth, Norfolk Out with the old ... - 3 Mundesley Rd Paston, North Walsham NR28 9AD, UK In with the new! So which do you prefer, old school or contemporary? - 6 Collis Ln East Somerton, Great Yarmouth NR29 4DS, UK First time I've ever seen a non-red letter box in the UK, Langham, Norfolk - 2 Binham Road, Holt, Norfolk NR25 7AB, UK Now read the collection details - love it! - 2 Binham Road, Holt, Norfolk NR25 7AB, UK Monday Kent, Tues Essex, Wed Suffolk, Thurs/Fri Norfolk so today must be Lincolnshire :-) - King's Lynn and West Norfolk, Norfolk Love it! Cycling along Willoughy Hills to Boston Long Hedges and not a hill or hedge in sight. What's that all about? - Boston, Lincolnshire Forgot to mention next blog is up http://t.co/H7e8c9a4uW - North Lincolnshire, North Lincolnshire I'm off to Scarborough Fair on national cycle route 1. Hope it's well sign-posted :-) - North Lincolnshire, North Lincolnshire Lincolnshire to North Yorkshire - Barton to Hull, Hornsea, Bridlington n Scarborough. A day of delightful detours and offroad tracks = slow! - Scarborough, North Yorkshire @racheebee_x only cos the body converts it into carbs. Just avoid the obvious carbs and serve protein n salad. Enjoy! - Scarborough, North Yorkshire Observation: ask a man the way n he tells you via pub names; ask a woman n she tells you via place names - Scarborough, North Yorkshire @holmbukt haha! Don't think I could cope with the Norwegian mountains, if you had hills then maybe ... :-) - Hartlepool, Hartlepool Hypothesis: the bigger the town the mainer the roads the better the chance of designated cycle lanes. Doesn't apply north of Middlesborough! - Northumberland, Northumberland Next blog is up http://t.co/KMrbkiZHzu Hope you enjoy - Northumberland, Northumberland Leisurely start this morning. Bamburgh Castle and Holy Island here I come :-) - Northumberland, Northumberland 1st half done!! Now home from Berwick for few days rest n recuperation before hitting the west coast from Carlisle :-) - Northumberland, Northumberland Now in Carlisle, starting the 2nd leg of this marathon ride -about to head 50 or so kms west - Carlisle, Cumbria Peaceful night on Blackdyke farm, woken to the sound of cattle lowing, beats the distant roar of M25 any day! - Allerdale, Cumbria Already inside the Lake District National Park here in Ravenglass, now heading round the coast to Ulverston. Should be hilly! - Copeland, Cumbria @oliverhall_ have a great day Oli, hope it's a special one! - South Lakeland, Cumbria A lovely rest in Ulverston today, on to Morecambe tomorrow where I'm joined by my brother Jim - soooo excited :-) - South Lakeland, Cumbria Next blog is up http://t.co/H7e8c9a4uW Happy reading - South Lakeland, Cumbria Left before the sun rose this morning, the nights are getting longer already! - Lancaster, Lancashire Right knee is getting tender, would appreciate prayer. Thanks guys - Lancaster, Lancashire View from bedroom window, tide still well out at Morecambe beach. Easy ride over to Southport today - Morecambe We ignored the diversion signs and pushed our way through the road block and made it to Southport. - Southport Made it to the Liver bird building. About to catch the ferry across the Mersey, who remembers the lyrics? - Liverpool Next blog post is up for those of you who are following my escapades :-) - Flintshire, Flintshire Thanks for the prayers guys, right knee now right as rain :-) - Flintshire, Flintshire On the Prestatyn promenade with Jim, heading for Bangor :-) - prestatyn Can fully recommend cycle route 5 from Flint to Bangor, good surfaces, mostly off road, at sea level, a stone's throw from the water, beaut! - Gwynedd, Gwynedd View of Bangor from a chilly pier - bangor, wales No computer access today so no blog :-( Hopefully Thursday see us back in the electronic world - Gwynedd, Gwynedd Harlech castle - 1/3 the way to Machynlleth and it's only 9.30 :-) - Harlech At Barmouth on route 8, time for elevenses to prepare for the elevation to come :-) - Barmouth 25% incline and I swear it went on forever! Now sightseeing in Aberystwyth b4 heading to Llanrhystud - Aberystwyth, Wales Spotted on the outskirts of Aberaeron - don't you just love a bit of pretension! - Aberaeron Took the scenic route to Cardigan. Why are the hills all 18-25%ers round here? Total jelly legs now! - Cardigan Setting off for St David's, 70kms +800m elevation, then a week's break with my David in a holiday cottage - can't wait :-) - Ceredigion, Ceredigion Now arrived in St David's. Looking forward to walks on the coastal path, make a nice change from pedalling. - St Davids, Wales Latest blog is now up http://t.co/MUQMeBary4 Hope you learn something useful :-) - Pembrokeshire, Pembrokeshire Oops! Got the address wrong again :-( Try this instead http://t.co/H7e8c9a4uW - Pembrokeshire, Pembrokeshire Good bye St David's and good bye to my David :-( Until 1st Oct when we meet up again :-) - St Davids, Wales Back in the saddle :-) St David's to Pembroke yesterday, on to Camarthen today. Nat cycle route 4 definitely to be recommended! - Pembrokeshire, Pembrokeshire Morning light at Tenby (Denbigh) - Tenby, Wales Latest blog is up, last one from Wales http://t.co/H7e8c9a4uW - Carmarthenshire, Carmarthenshire The rain has lifted so I'm heading for Porthcawl while the going is good :-) - Carmarthenshire, Carmarthenshire Don't know what the weather's like with you, p'haps you'd like to join me on the Pembrokeshire coast? - Swansea, Wales Well, last ride in Wales. Let's hope the wind will blow me round the coast to Chepstow! - Bridgend, Bridgend Learned s'thing abt myself today - I'm a fair weather cyclist at heart. Amazingly that's what I've had all the way since 17 July, until 2day - Monmouthshire, Monmouthshire Oops! Just discovered my waterproof panniers are not so waterproof after all :-( - Monmouthshire, Monmouthshire Back in England! Spent today dodging back and forth over rivers and motorways - countless times over the M5 - Chepstow Rest day today, feeling achey all over. Please pray for health and strength - thanks guys - Sedgemoor, Somerset Porlock Hill here I come! - West Somerset, Somerset Now in Devon, yay! Only one more county to conquer! - North Devon, Devon Latest blog now up http://t.co/H7e8c9a4uW Only 7 more days left in the saddle :-) - North Devon, Devon @bbc5live @BBCNews mine is Grace Holles! - North Devon, Devon Thoroughly enjoyed Downton, didn't they set it up well for loads of intrigue in weeks to come! - North Devon, Devon Now in Bude. Seems a long time since I was last in Cornwall! - Cornwall, Cornwall The beach near Padstow in the evening sun after a day cycling in very fine mist - Padstow Buffeted by the winds today but made it, Exhausted of Camborne - Cornwall, Cornwall If, after blustery winds of over 22mph, I treat myself to a Cornish tea in St Ives, what shall I have at Lands End?? - Cornwall, Cornwall I think the tide must be out in Hayle! - The Causeway, Hayle Taken on Sun. If you use your imagination there's a stunning view to be seen :-) - Land's End, Cornwall, UK At Penzance again, setting off to make a start on the final leg before nightfall. - Cornwall, Cornwall Feels good to be back in the saddle, reckon I was born to ride (well to St Austell via Falmouth today anyway)! - Cornwall, Cornwall On the ferry coming in to St Mawes, blue skies n sunshine, how lucky am I? - Falmouth, Cornwall I've done it! Búin! Finito! And mega thanks to all who've supported me in different ways, I appreciate you x - Looe, Cornwall

I've done it! Búin! Finito! And mega thanks to all who've supported me in different ways, I appreciate you x On the ferry coming in to St Mawes, blue skies n sunshine, how lucky am I? Taken on Sun. If you use your imagination there's a stunning view to be seen :-) I think the tide must be out in Hayle! The beach near Padstow in the evening sun after a day cycling in very fine mist Back in England! Spent today dodging back and forth over rivers and motorways - countless times over the M5 Morning light at Tenby (Denbigh) Good bye St David's and good bye to my David :-( Until 1st Oct when we meet up again :-) Now arrived in St David's. Looking forward to walks on the coastal path, make a nice change from pedalling. Took the scenic route to Cardigan. Why are the hills all 18-25%ers round here? Total jelly legs now! Spotted on the outskirts of Aberaeron - don't you just love a bit of pretension! At Barmouth on route 8, time for elevenses to prepare for the elevation to come :-) Harlech castle - 1/3 the way to Machynlleth and it's only 9.30 :-)
Sarah Bowen - I'm cycling round the coast of England and Wales in 80 days to raise money for orphans in Malawi. Sponsor me at https://t.co/xyfaQcO3KJ

Sarah Bowen @AroundTheCoast

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