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LE JOG: Stage 1 | Land's End to Launceston

 

Today, Stage 1, is best summed up by the phrase ‘it can only get better’. After an 8am start and 11km cycle to the start line at lands end, we were already soaked through. However, undeterred we set off into the Cornish landscape with spirits high and facing nearly 1000miles to JOG. 

As it turns out, Cornwall is rather hilly, in fact we covered 2400m of climbing today (7000ft), and around 100miles; all of which were wet and windy. Despite this we were treated to many quaint Cornish towns, lots of slate clad and granite buildings and some lovely historic lanes. One highlight was the now abandoned Royal Air Force Davidstow or more commonly RAF Davidstow Moor. This former Royal Air Force station built in the war was in operation for only 12 years. However the old runway did cry out for this photo of me, taken by Ricky. 
It was nice to get stage 1 out of the way, especially as it is one of the most challenging in terms of elevation covered - not made any easier today by the rain and poor visibility. Onwards tomorrow to Taunton. 

LE JOG: Stage 1 | Land's End to Launceston 

Stats:

Distance: 145km

Ascent: 2,400m

Calories eaten: 3,600

Calories burnt: 4,200

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