Mick’s LEJOG Challenge: Day 6

Monday, 27th July 2015 9:07 am
Mick started his sixth day feeling very positive, the finishing line was closing in and he decided to make the most of the scenery and beautiful views in Scotland, taking his mind off the ride. Surprisingly, Mick was feeling stronger and felt that he was riding himself fitter. He noticed that as he was pushing […] Read more

Mick’s LEJOG Challenge: Day 5

Sunday, 26th July 2015 10:42 am
Day 5 of Mick’s charity cycle from Land’s End to John O’Groats was a real slog as he was starting to really grind out the ride. A nice stay at The Bonnington bed and breakfast in Moffat the night before and a trip to a kebab shop to fill up on lasagne, chips and half […] Read more

Mick’s LEJOG Challenge: Day 4

Saturday, 25th July 2015 4:19 pm
Armed with orange juice and porridge, Mick set off on his fourth day of cycling heading to his next checkpoint at Moffat in Scotland. Today was a good day for Mick, as his body was stiffening even more and soreness was worse than ever, he made it to Levens where he had some family and […] Read more

Mick’s LEJOG Challenge: Day 3

Friday, 24th July 2015 4:47 pm
The longest day’s ride of the challenge was a tough one for Mick, but it certainly didn’t stop him from powering through 161 miles to his next check point in the North West. Mick spent the night in Lancaster where he was very kindly put up for the night by one of our former staff […] Read more

Mick’s LEJOG Challenge: Day 2

Thursday, 23rd July 2015 9:53 am
After a good feed at Wetherspoons the night before, day 2 of Mick’s Land’s End to John O’Groats cycling challenge began with his important routine of pulling the curtains back, checking the weather, deciding which clothing to wear and packing his bag for the ride. Mick had met some nice people at the Angel Guest […] Read more

Mick’s LEJOG Challenge: Day 1

Wednesday, 22nd July 2015 8:13 am
After months of training and preparation, Mick our Site Manager, began his tough Land’s End to John O’Groats cycling challenge yesterday. Mick stayed at a youth hostel the night before where he received a very welcoming, Cornish greeting. He met three university students, a brother and sister called Arthur and Francis, and another woman called […] Read more

Why Playground Springers Can Help Improve Your Senses

Monday, 20th July 2015 9:01 am
Have you ever wondered why we love to rock and sway? It doesn’t matter if you are young or old, rocking and swaying is a sensation that we all enjoy. Babies are soothed when we rock them because they are comforted by motion that is reminiscent of being in their mother’s womb. Old people enjoy […] Read more

Mick Prepares for LEJOG with Coast to Coast Challenge

Tuesday, 7th July 2015 11:56 am
With only 2 weeks to go until our Site Manager Mick O’Doherty takes on the tough Land’s End to John O’Groats cycling challenge (LEJOG), he has ramped up his training by completing the impressive Coast to Coast challenge. Mick completed the 288 miles cycle from Backbarrow to Bridlington over two days, completing the last 50 […] Read more