TeamHamish Rainbow Ride – Day 4 Blog

Short blog update day 4 on LEJOG
In bed now north of Lockerbie
141 miles
6300ft climbing
10hrs in the saddle
A muddy ford
Worn out shimano cleats after 500 mile🤨
3 punctures
Bottom bracket strip down cleaned greased and fitted
No major crashes just Colin Leslie having a lie down in Lancaster
Canal paths
A ton of Highland spring water
Temp peaked at 17
A head wind for a lot of the open roads
Dinner at the Kendal Cricket club
Injuries now are tightening IT bands
Sare hands from the bars
White finger from road vibration
Bodies just ache permanently
Touches (tubs of sudacream applied)
Met some LEJOG folk brother and sister as we headed to Shap doing it over 21 days

The Shap interesting hill just constant climbing for 15k what’s not to love 🤦🏻‍♂️🤣🚴🏻‍♂️😰 and we reached 500miles at that point so to blast it was fun. Karl came 115th on Stravas top 5000 so he’s inspiring us oldies but even he was aching all over today and we couldn’t get the clothing right. Cold one minute hot the next. Sorry I’m not on here much this week I know my kids will say he’s never of it but really this is gruelling and tough but 4 down 3 to go. Big push tomorrow as we learn each day what each other wants or needs. Thanks for posting about the team it really helps them. Feel free to motivate them with likes and good humour night all up at 6am again porridge and toast before leaving at 7 they don’t half rub me for taking an extra 10mins sleep 🤫🌈🚴🏻‍♂️🚴🏻‍♂️🚴🏻‍♂️🚴🏻‍♂️🚴🏻‍♂️🚴🏻‍♂️🚴🏻‍♂️🚴🏻‍♂️🚴🏻‍♂️🌈🧡