ABOUT THE JOURNEY
In September 2016 Fiona set off from Cornwall to cycle the length of Great Britain, solo and unsupported. Due to bad weather and a wrong turn her attempt was over, but now shes back!
Going 50% bigger, covering 1,500 miles over 4 weeks throughout September 2017.
On 1st September Fiona will cycle out from the now familiar theme park that is Lands End, going via the National Trust South West Outdoors festival where she'll share her experiences around all things adventure, before heading east to London and following the east coast all the way up.
Again, solo and unsupported, Fiona will seek out copious amounts of cake, carrying everything she needs on her bike. Follow her journey on social media and do suggest cake stops or fun activities for her to have a go at along the way.
Plus, she'll be checking in now and again with Chris Mann on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire.
The route may be similar to that of a typical Lands End to John O'Groats ride with a few twists and turns added for good measure, but the aim of her journey was not to set a new world record or to get a personal best. Her reason for taking on this adventure is to explore our beautiful country, sharing her passion for the wild and the parallels of a long bike ride with everyday life.
We are lucky to have such incredible countryside that an adventure needn't involve traveling overseas to extreme climes, it's waiting for us on our doorstep.
While this is a solo adventure, Fiona was most definitely not alone. At every point she shared her journey with the local cafe owners who supported her love of cake and the lovely Warm Showers hosts who welcomed her into their home to the schools she's shared her experience with and the friends that she meet along the way.
Unfortunately on day 18 the weather turned and after a wrong turn Fiona was left with no choice but to get help. This meant she wasn't able to cycle every mile of her adventure. Far from being deterred, Fiona is going back and going bigger. Keep an eye out for details of her next Cycle Great Britain adventure kicking off this September.
ROUTE MAP: ATTEMPT #1
If you missed following my adventure live here’s a summary of my posts during that time, plus a few extra bits.
We are so lucky to have such a varied landscape, beautiful national parks and a whole variety of different delicious local artisan foods to try along the way. Here are some of the lessons I’ve learnt through my adventures about getting outside, exploring new areas and most importantly, having fun!