A Blog About Brian Albritton's September 2012 Cycling Ride Across Britain

Sunday, September 16, 2012

John O'Groats! - A Truly Amazing End-to-End

Brian has reached John O'Groats after a 977 mile, 9-day journey over mountains, in all kinds of weather (from sun to rain to gale force winds), sweating, shivering, broken wheel, broken pedal, etc... Here he is.

I will post more details as I get them. So far, he texted me: "Finished" and emailed the photo. I bet there is a huge celebration going on at the camp right now.

He will pack up his bike, make his way from John O'Groats to Inverness and then to London and Tampa, arriving home on Tuesday evening. Thanks for all the support, prayers, thoughts... He could not have done it without the encouragement from you all.

Joo Hooi


  1. Amazed - proud - thrilled! And so glad it's over! (I'm sure Brian is even happier!) Love to you both,

  2. Brian
    Congratulations! You have done very well. You are one tough and determined guy!


  3. Brian, we want news! You must be more than exhausted but your fans await!

  4. Hey Brian

    I think we all, to some extent, had moments like this, the professionalism and real passion of the team and particularly the chaperones really helped us all get through the hardest physical challenge we have ever undertaken. We all had thoughts of the easy option of getting off the bike and into the broom waggon and it took real grit and determination not to.

    Its going to take some time to come to terms with the way we lived (endured) the week and what an amazing week it was. On the road before dawn some mornings and in to camp at dusk and those hills. Those many hills! getting to the brow gasping for oxygen and turning the corner to see it goes on and on just as steep. The jelly babies helped but it was having the right state of mind and blocking out the pains and strains that got us through i think.

    That £1.50 finishers medal feels like solid Gold to me.

    We made it!

    Safe journey home to the warmth of Florida.

    Nick 0039

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