#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. …

#5000colo Day 66: The Great North Run

Distance travelled: 50.05 milesCumulative distance: 1223.79 milesDistance remaining: 3776.21 milesPercentage complete: 24.48Villages visited: Diss, Shelfanger, Winfarthing, Banham, Old Buckenham, Attleborough, Besthorpe, Morley St Peter, Morley St Botolph, Wicklewood, Kimberley, Barnham Broom, Hockering, Lyng, Sparham, Whitwell, Reepham, Salle, Corpusty, Saxthorpe, Gresham, Aylmerton, West Runton. Having taken another day off yesterday, I was determined to make up some mileage today. Katie had …

#5000colo Day 64: Ever Onwards…

Distance travelled: 30.88 milesCumulative distance: 1173.74 milesDistance remaining: 3826.26 milesPercentage complete: 23.47Villages visited: Howe, Brooke, Seething, Mundham, Sisland, Loddon, Chedgrave, Hardley, Langley Street, Langley, Heckingham, Norton Subcourse, Thurlton, Raveningham, Hales. I’m finding it quite tough at the moment. I’ve only been out on alternate days this week, which really isn’t conducive to getting this thing finished by May. Obviously if …

#5000colo Day 62: We Will Remember Them

Distance travelled: 23.95 milesCumulative distance: 1142.86 milesDistance remaining: 3857.14 milesPercentage complete: 22.86Villages visited: Spixworth, Frettenham, Brampton, Burgh-next-Aylsham, Buxton, Lamas, Little Hautbois, Great Hautbois, Coltishall, Horstead. A poignant ride today, as I reflected on the millions who lost their lives protecting our freedom in the two World Wars. I paused for a moment of quiet contemplation at the war memorial in …

#5000colo Day 60: Waterproof Socks!

Distance travelled: 19.76 milesCumulative distance: 1118.91 milesDistance remaining: 3881.09 milesPercentage complete: 22.38Villages visited: Felbrigg, Northrepps, Overstrand, Sidestrand, Trimingham, Mundesley, Paston, Bacton, Broomholm, Keswick, Walcott, Happisburgh, Eccles-on-Sea. Well that was quite the adventure! A nice and easy 20-miler, with some delightful coastal riding, some challenging climbs and fab frewheel downhill sections to enjoy too. I started in the grounds of Felbrigg …

#5000colo Day 58: Bright, Not Breezy

Distance travelled: 28.60 milesCumulative distance: 1099.15 milesDistance remaining: 3900.85 milesPercentage complete: 21.99Villages visited: Hellesdon, Costessey, Ringland, Weston Longville, Honingham, Taverham, Drayton. It was a real pleasure to go riding with my buddy Ian this morning. Ian runs Egg Cup Web Design, and is my go-to guy for all things web and SEO. He’s kindly created and optimised this very site …

#5000colo Day 57: Be More Laugh

Distance travelled: 20.30 milesCumulative distance: 1070.55 milesDistance remaining: 3929.45 milesPercentage complete: 21.41Villages visited: Belaugh, Sco Ruston, Market Street, Tunstead, Pennygate, Barton Turf, Neatishead, Irstead, Irstead Street, Cangate, Ashmanhaugh. After yesterday’s long(ish) and arduous coastal ride, I thought I’d have a nice easy one today. I planned a gentle 20-mile circuit from Belaugh, a hidden gem of a village secreted away …

#5000colo Day 56: Fireworks!

Distance travelled: 30.95 milesCumulative distance: 1050.25 milesDistance remaining: 3949.75 milesPercentage complete: 21.01Villages visited: Wells-next-the-Sea, Warham, Wighton, Binham, Stiffkey, Morston, Langham, Blakeney, Wiveton, Cley-next-the-Sea, Salthouse, Kelling, Weybourne, Sheringham, Beeston Regis, West Runton, East Runton, Cromer. That was an eventful one! Katie had the day off today, which meant that going to the seaside was a no-brainer. I was going to ride …

#5000colo Day 55: One Down, Four To Go!

Distance travelled: 26.87 milesCumulative distance: 1019.30 milesDistance remaining: 3980.70 milesPercentage complete: 20.39Villages visited: Bawdeswell, Foxley, Themelthorpe, Guestwick, Wood Norton, Stibbard, Little Ryburgh, Great Ryburgh, Colkirk, Horningtoft, Potthorpe, Brisley, North Elmham, Billingford. Today I reached my first major milestone, as I passed 1,000 miles. The ride, however, did not quite go to plan. Firstly, the new bike rack that I’ve bought …

#5000colo Day 54: Alive and Kicking!

Distance travelled: 25.73 milesCumulative distance: 992.43 milesDistance remaining: 4007.57 milesPercentage complete: 19.85Villages visited: Brundall, Strumpshaw, Lingwood, Blofield, Blofield Heath, Little Plumstead, New Rackheath, Rackheath, Spixworth. I was back in the saddle today after a couple of days that got blown away by strong winds. Firstly, I dropped into Ancestors Coffee on Magdalen Street to meet Ewan from Waterloo United FC …