#5000colo Day 110: Feeling Flat

Distance travelled: 18.62 milesCumulative distance: 1526.88 milesDistance remaining: 3473.12 milesPercentage complete: 30.54Villages visited: Thornage, Letheringsett, Glandford, Saxlingham, Field Dalling, Langham, Cockthorpe, Binham, Bale, Sharrington. After nearly two weeks off the bike, I decided to give myself a gentle reintroduction today. There were a few villages just west of Holt that I needed to visit, so I headed for Thornage to […]

#5000colo Day 98: Soft Centre

Distance travelled: 32.19 milesCumulative distance: 1508.26 milesDistance remaining: 3491.74 milesPercentage complete: 30.17Villages visited: Beeston, Great Dunham, Castle Acre, South Acre, West Acre, Swaffham, Sporle, Little Dunham, Great Fransham, Little Fransham, Wendling, Scarning, Daffy Green, Thorpe Row. Another milestone today! I passed 1,500 miles, which is 30% of my total distance. Katie dropped me off in the wilds of mid-Norfolk and […]

#5000colo Day 94: The Hardest Yards

Distance travelled: 50.34 milesCumulative distance: 1476.07 milesDistance remaining: 3523.93 milesPercentage complete: 29.52Villages visited: Gillingham, Geldeston, Kirby Cane, Ellingham, Broome, Ditchingham, Earsham, Denton, Alburgh, Wortwell, Topcroft, Woodton, Thwaite St Mary, Mundham, Seething, Brooke, Poringland, Upper Stoke, Stoke Holy Cross, Caistor St Edmund. I decided that it was time to get another 50 under my belt; the miles aren’t going to ride […]

#5000colo Day 90: Captain Fawcett

Distance travelled: 27.56 milesCumulative distance: 1425.73 milesDistance remaining: 3574.27 milesPercentage complete: 28.51Villages visited: West Winch, Setchey, Wiggenhall St Germans, Wiggenhall St Mary Magdalen, Watlington, Runcton Holme, Stowbridge, Wimbotsham, South Runcton, Tottenhill, Wormegay, Blackborough End, Middleton, North Runcton. Dear Diary… Yep, I know it’s been a long old time since I last updated this blog. I took a week off from […]

#5000colo Day 81: Penguins v. Anxiety

Distance travelled: 23.45 milesCumulative distance: 1398.17 milesDistance remaining: 3601.83 milesPercentage complete: 27.96Villages visited: Bradenham, Necton, Holme Hale, Ashill, Saham Toney, Great Cressingham, South Pickenham, North Pickenham. It’s been a rough old day today; anxiety levels through the roof, black dog hanging on with grim determination. I managed to get out and ride, though; I rode around the villages in which […]

#5000colo Day 79: Beer & Burger

Distance travelled: 27.26 milesCumulative distance: 1374.72 milesDistance remaining: 3625.28 milesPercentage complete: 27.49Villages visited: Tibenham, Tivetshall St Margaret, Tivetshall St Mary, Gissing, Burston, Shimpling, Dickleburgh, Rushall, Pulham Market, Pulham St Mary, Shelton, Hardwick, Starston, Harleston. Decided to ride in south Norfolk today, as I wanted to treat myself to a Fupburger at The Cap in Harleston (and get some tasty Ampersand beer […]

#5000colo Day 78: Guess Who’s Back?

Distance travelled: 27.15 milesCumulative distance: 1347.46 milesDistance remaining: 3652.54 milesPercentage complete: 26.95Villages visited: Woodbastwick, Panxworth, South Walsham, Fishley, Acle, Damgate, Moulton St Mary, Halvergate, Tunstall, South Burlingham, North Burlingham, Burlingham Green, Hemblington, Blofield Heath. It feels so good to be back on the bike! I’ve had five consecutive blank days waiting for my saddle sores to recover, but today was […]

#5000colo Day 72: Pioneering Pilgrimage

Distance travelled: 27.39 milesCumulative distance: 1320.31 milesDistance remaining: 3679.69 milesPercentage complete: 26.41Villages visited: Fulmodeston, Barney, Thursford, Hindringham, Great Walsingham, Little Walsingham, Houghton St Giles, North Barsham, West Barsham, East Barsham, Great Snoring, Fakenham, Hempton, Little Snoring, Kettlestone. Firstly, I am delighted to say I am now a ‘Pioneer’ for cycling in North Norfolk on Komoot! If you haven’t used Komoot […]

#5000colo Day 71: Chilly and Hilly

Distance travelled: 34.30 milesCumulative distance: 1292.92 milesDistance remaining: 3707.08 milesPercentage complete: 25.86Villages visited: Hellesdon, Colney, Barford, Carleton Forehoe, Coston, Crownthorpe, Wymondham, East Carleton, Intwood, Cringleford, Eaton. I took two days off to rest my saddle sores, and was absolutely itching to get back out on the bike today. It was also Radio 6 Music’s ‘Wear Your Band T-shirt To Work’ […]

#5000colo Day 68: The Quarter Master

Distance travelled: 34.83 milesCumulative distance: 1258.62 milesDistance remaining: 3741.38 milesPercentage complete: 25.17Villages visited: Westfield, Whinburgh, Yaxham, Clint Green, Thuxton, Garvestone, Reymerston, Hardingham, Hackford, Deopham, Great Ellingham, Little Ellingham, Scoulton, Carbrooke, Ovington, Shipdham. I’ve reached one-quarter distance! That’s 1,250 miles down, just 3,750 to go. I feel like I’m making good progress, although the saddle sores are really problematic right now. […]