Day 1: Bloodwise LEJOG

TORQ owner Matt Hart is helping the inspirational William Tan get from Land’s End to John o’Groats in just 9 days on his hand bike with friends Peter and Alan. They are also going the pretty way, averaging over 100 miles per day with quite a few hills to get over. All proceeds go to Bloodwise to fight blood cancer.

Well, they knew it was going to be a hard day, but didn’t expect it to throw up the significant challenges it did. They got rained on intermittently, but the weather generally behaved, but a couple of serious mechanicals to Will’s bike caused significant delay (his bikes is hardly conventional) and TORQ Owner Matt Hart crashed twice getting to grips with the new power-sharing system they have developed, so he’s nursing cuts and bruises right now after hitting the tarmac hard! The planned departure from Land’s End was supposed to be 7am, but they didn’t leave until 9am and then they eventually rolled into Okehampton 102 miles and 9,000 feet of climbing later at gone 11pm and in the dark! The alarms were set for 5:30am as they aim to roll out on time this morning at 7am.

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