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Day 1 - 101km - Cornish sun and pissing rain

What do you want to know? 101km travelled in 4 hours 21 mins. Average speed 14.2mph. Top speed 35.9mph. Height climbed 1,517m, which is more than Ben Nevis, that's record one done.


Boys left the Lands End emporium with its Covid-19 closed shops and entertainment offers at 9.10am. No great fanfare, nor many fans. A quick stop at the start line for a photo and off. 20 mins later we phoned Dad saying we had navigational issues due to our highly technical Garmins contradicting each other. Also the overshoes, sleeves and gloves were somewhat unnecessary and quickly too hot.


They were not lying, even along the flat coast Cornwall is very hilly, nothing is flat. What happened to building roads above the high tide mark and along rivers? We glided past St Michaels Mount, quite cool. Overdid the architecture when we saw Truro Cathedral later.


If you think we are quick at nearly 36mph you have not seen, or been overtaken, by a Cornish sugar beet tractor and trailer. The jetwash out the back is worse than what killed Goose in Top Gun.


Do you know how sugar beet is planted? Issy noticed you get an English bloke driving an air-conditioned tractor and about 10 people (probably not English, and maybe not European) on seats under a tarpaulin out the back who stick the plants in the soil.


For lunch we went, as told, to Truro Rugby Club while Mum and Dad prepared lunch at Truro Football Club. Navigational errors again. Lunch was great when we met. Started raining at 4pm when we were ending so no worries.


Fantastically entertained by Janna C in Wadebridge. Thanks so much. There is no way we could all shower in the van, let alone move at the same time. All the hot water so appreciated. Radio interview tomorrow, fame soon after.


Wave at us on the road to Tiverton tomorrow.











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