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I MADE IT! Over 11,000 kilometres cycled and over 15,000 traveled

November 03, 2011 By: abi Category: News

Looking out the window at the Firth of Forth and sitting on a comfy sofa with a glass in my hand as I write this. Only a slight dull ache in both my quadriceps reminds me that up until yesterday I had been on the road for 7 months.  I keep having to look at my bicycle computer to check the odometer to make sure its real. Yup, every time I look it still says the same thing

I am left with an overwhelming sense of accomplishment as I cast my mind over the memories of vast deserts, breath taking heights and sunsets never to forget.

Every single one of those 209 days in the saddle called for determination and an ability to keep going whatever the weather, no matter how sore my body was and however bored of turning pedals I was. It was the thought of cycling into Edinburgh and being home, finally, that kept me going…just one revolution at a time.

Head down and punching the sky, the feeling of completion and accomplishment was overwhelming!

with the SAMH crew

The committee know how to make a girl feel special!

posing for the press


I've never loved a sign like I loved that one that day!


I have so many more great photos from the last month to sort through and a few funny stories so keep checking back for updates, there really are some stunning images from the last few weeks on the road. And PLEASE don’t forget to donate if you already haven’t, just a few pounds will make a difference.

Also, it’s time to CeilidhInstead here in Edinburgh. To celebrate the money raised for SAMH and to say a big thanks to all of CycleInstead’s supporters we are having a fundraising ceilidh on Friday 11/11/11

please email me at for details

Thanks for all you support and see you soon,


1 Comments to “I MADE IT! Over 11,000 kilometres cycled and over 15,000 traveled”

  1. Heartfelt congrats Abi. Much love from Thailand and coolio cats, xxoo


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