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When asked Why, Dave and Steve said:
1.) Love riding the bike, don’t just like it, Love it!
2.) Because its there….
3.) Wanted to do a big ride and this is the ultimate in the UK.
(there are many others, but we will get to them later….)
4.) We are outdoorsy people. We go walking, camping, mountain biking, caving, climbing. Steve is a Mountain Leader and Mountain bike instructor.
5.) We are not weather dependant, we arent fair weather bikers. Right gear for the weather!
6.) Doing exercise/activity makes sense to your brain, is great for fitness, makes you feel good, increases your energy levels, prolongs your life.
7.) Karen let us. (Steves wife, my sister) gave us permission to go on a two week expedition.Agreed to the financial aspects and allowed us the time to go training, not to mention the two week epic!
8.) To raise money for Charity. Charities are dependant on donations. (This list isnt in order of importance!)
9.) Because its going to be bloody hard, a massive challenge. Also a massive adventure. We like adventures!
10.) Lejog South to North direction because of chances of prevailing winds being behind us. Midday sun not being in our faces.
11.) We didnt want to ride 100 miles a day so we are going a longer more scenic route.
12.) Cycle touring is the best way to see places.
13.) I spoke to some Lejog riders as they came through Preston on their 9 day ride, ‘I havent seen anything, i am gonna have to do it all again but slower’.
14.) Biking = playing and a its a good craic.