Friday, 23 May 2003

Land's End to John O'Groats - Day 0 - London to St Ives

The day before I start cycling and I catch the train from London Paddington down to Penzance. It's a beautiful journey, but took 5 1/2 hours and seemed to stop at every farm after Exeter.

Clare very kindly travelled down from Birmingham with the bike and gear - she's going rendezvous with me for parts of the route. But she's slowed down by the Bank Holiday traffic, but eventually meets me at the station and we make it to a friend of a friend's cottage in St Ives. Unpack, wander around the town and watch first night of Big Brother...