Young Groaters: Finishing LEJOG as a family

Young Groaters. Feeling pleased with themselves. As well they should. Young Groaters. Feeling pleased with themselves. As well they should.
The kids complete the ride and are rewarded with.... A lolly. Well done! The kids complete the ride and are rewarded with.... A lolly. Well done!

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Young Groaters. Feeling pleased with themselves.
As well they should.

Finishing LEJOG as a family

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It was a long time in the coming, but we made it. From the most south westerly point to the most north westerly point of the British mainland, from Lands End to John O Groats or LEJOG.  Now most people who do this become known as Old Groaters, but with kids this young it doesn’t seem appropriate. 

It’s official: 3 Young Groaters are born

It’s official. Although we’ve had to change the terminology. Three young Groater’s are born. Age nearly 2, 5 and 6.

It has been a long and challenging delivery. Of 49 days and some 2,000 kilometres. Not exactly the shortest route or the quickest time, but then what did you expect?

Mother, father and children are all doing well.

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The kids complete the ride and are rewarded with….
A lolly. Well done!

Just rewards?

And after being rewarded for all that hard work and patience, with a lolly, they all made their mark in the official book of Groaters in the Last Inn.  If you ever find yourself at John O Groats, ask to see the book for 2007 and you might even see their scribbles, although you may struggle to read them. Much as we struggled to get there.

Now all that remains is for us to get back in time for the kids to start school.

 

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Stuart's the adventure addict half of the team, always trying to persuade the family to get out, do more, go further. As co-founder and co-director he handles the business, creative, design, technical and publishing aspects of the project and is our chief photographer. With training as a professional learning and development consultant. an engineer and musician, his contribution is eclectic and unpredictable!

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  1. Tejvan Pettinger February 4, 2008 at 7:29 pm #

    Congratulations.

    It is inspiring for many reasons. Wishing you cycling success in the future!

    Tejvan

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