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RAB Liveblog – The Conclusion – Stage 9 – Kyle of Sutherland to John O’Groats, 104 miles – 13 Sep 14

So it is over. I became somewhat lightheaded en route to my sock in Glasgow, last seen on day 6/7, and can no longer remember waking, packing, breakfast, or any of the stuff I usually write about. Of the ride:

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RAB Liveblog – Stage 7 – Glasgow to Fort William, 127 miles – 11 Sep 14

Today did not go as planned. I woke to the sounds of my alarm clock, in the now unfamiliar comfort of my own bed. I allowed myself a lie in compared with the people at the base camp, who were

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RAB Liveblog – Stage 6 – Penrith to Glasgow, 100 miles – 10 Sep 14

I crossed the border into Scotland, my home land. Here I was born and usually remain. To leave, I must roll a double. I am always back within three weeks. What is its magnetism? Convenience. I couldn’t stand erect and

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RAB Liveblog – Stage 5 – Haydock to Penrith, 107 miles – 9 Sep 14

The ride split nicely into three unique halves today. The first half was urban: hoody urban. Or at least I could have done with a hoody, as picking our way through the commuter traffic in the towns of the north

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RAB Liveblog – Stage 4 – Ludlow to Haydock, 106 miles – 8 Sep 14

Mornings are cold, dark places. First, I am awoken at 5.30 by unpalatable music. Queen today. Queen are the perfect example of a terrible band. Basically they do glam rock / novelty songs, and make their mega-bucks from royalties paid

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RAB Liveblog – Stage 2 – Okehampton to Bath, 110 miles – 6 Sept 14

NB: statements of ‘fact’ should not be taken as statements of fact We were awoken at 5.30 AM to the sound of ‘Let’s get ready to rhumble’. I had slept oddly well, and in my semi-conscious state of bliss I pictured

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RAB Liveblog – Prologue – 4 Sept 14

NB – Facts have been changed, due to a wilful disregard for truth. I got a taxi to the airport at 7AM. The driver asked where I was going. I said ‘Land’s End.’ ‘Where?’ On my way through security at

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