It might not seem like much, but the fact that we have now booked our accommodation for each night of our week long motorcycle trip means two things to us – 1) we now know where we’ll be riding from and to each day and 2) there is no backing out, we’ve spent lots of our own money on this thing!
We have decided to take Great Britain in a clockwise direction. Each day will be something between 250 and 300 (maybe more) miles of tarmac depending on the exact route.
Here are the approximate locations for each night…
- Saturday 25th – Reading (via East – Lowestoft)
- Sunday 26th – Helston (via South – Lizard Point)
- Monday 27th – Stoke
- Tuesday 28th – Glasgow
- Wednesday 29th – Fort William (via West – Ardnamurchan Point)
- Thursday 30th – Inverness (via North – Dunnet Head)
- Friday 31st – Ashington
- Saturday 1st June – Home
The next step then is to work out some nice meandering routes (and some more direct ones!) between towns and cities so we’re not stopping to check the map every half an hour.
There is no doubt that Graham would have loved all this. When we did our Top Down trip in 2009 to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support and Boston Salvation Army it was Graham that researched and arranged all our accommodation. It was also Graham who took our routes for each day and turned them into cute little laminated cue cards that would fit in our tank bags. We do miss him.
If you would like to donate towards our fundraising total the best way to do so is through our online fundraising page – we are using Virgin Money Giving this time around as they make it very easy for us to split the money equally between Cancer Research UK and Macmillan Cancer Support. Donations can be made by debit/credit card or through PayPal, and you can donate anything from just £1. Click on the button below and you’ll find us.