Leg 25 – 1st August

Starting at Ashbourne and Ending at Rowsley

The Days Journey

Leg 25 18.5 miles 2135 feet climb
If Carlsberg did legs!

Getting this tired old frame out and ready for action was a pitiful sight for Ali at 630 am, but it listened to a few sharp words and sorted its self out!
Leaving the site was tough on the legs, steep down hill and the contour across a field, then look at the first photo!

If at any point in your life you feel like a walk go to the Tissington Trail it was heaven , flat great surface just what we needed. After some 10 miles we reluctantly had to leave but it made for today, the 8 miles after were a little tougher but managed to potter on, have lost count of the number of miles this week but it feels like we have made some real progress.

We then had the real pleasure of dropping into a Dales village called Youlgreave. Typical Dales village, very pretty but then a bloke covered in art work came running towards us, hmmmmmm I thought, here we go. He said are you doing something for charity? Yep came the stock reply, well my lad did a charity cycle ride the other week and we don’t know where to give the money, hmmmmmm again, I have an idea. Well we had a real good chat what a top bloke. Ali backed off, she thought it was a scene from Brokeback Mountain, I even gave him a hug.
What a great guy, he just wanted to give.

Does anybody know this guy? Photo number at top of page?
He deserves a special mention.

When we left the village we ended up walking down a road or two, then came across a few people in a wood!!! I kid you not
Track of the Day Mr Mark Fitzpatrick has donated Again for a track many thanks, Mark.

Fitz has now donated for 4 tracks, can you donate one?

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Todays Leg is Dedicated to:

Elliot Page

His mum Nadine sent us this message and lovely picture of Elliot….

I would like to dedicate a day to my gorgeous little superhero Elliot who is fighting CF every day.
Elliot is only 4 years old and battles his illness better than I ever could – taking up to 10 pills in one go (I retch with 1!).

He’s full of energy, determination and ‘cheek’ – he knows what he wants and doesn’t stop until he gets it which helps when we task him with an obstacle course of running, trampolining and bubble blowing as part of his physio.

Elliot has supported all of our fundraising for the CF Trust by always being at the centre of the events we’ve held along with his big brother Dominic and both are running the mini GNR again this year.

Good luck at the Great North Run to Elliot and Dominic – you’ll do brilliantly!

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