Cycling the Atlantic coast of Europe from north to south during the summer of 2017. View the archive, the route so far, or donate to MSF.

Land's End and the Andes

By Stuart Lowe on

I used to be frustrated by being given a large jug of milk with a pot of tea. Now I look forward to the free cup of milk at the end.

I have to be my own sports psychologist to keep the motivation going. This is day 84.

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7640 km after leaving Kirkenes I have reached Land's End. Surprisingly emotional.

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Land's End. This is not the end though.

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Heading towards St Ives earlier. There has been a lot of rain today.

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Probably good conditions for surfers this morning

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The Hub bike hire and Portreath.

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Rain heading my way

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More rain heading my way on the north cliffs.

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After St Ives I had my first blue skies in a while

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Heading towards Land's End. Panorama

It turns out I also cycled to the Andes. Three Andrews to be exact. Tomorrow they start cycling to John O Groats.

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There are over 800 people taking part in the Ride Across Britain.

Today I cycled through Skinner's Bottom. I've a feeling I may have that despite the padded shorts.

I did shed a couple of surprise tears on seeing the view. Partly the view, partly the weather, partly the achievement.

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Land's End view

(It had been raining on and off all day and I was damp all through. The final rain shower got me 1.5 km from Land's End. Then sun.)

I had a few people at Land's End ask me if I was at the start or end of my ride. I think it is unusual to be part way through.

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As I left Land's End I was chased by the weather

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Leaving Land's End.