Day 20: Tongue to John O Groats

Miles travelled: 66

Metres climbed: 1175

So, contrary to Alice’s promise, it was NOT “all down hill to John O Groats”! The day started with some of the toughest climbs we’ve had since Dartmoor!! image

But the views were stunning (pictures to follow…)

By the time we reached Melvich we were all lagging slightly, but after a great soup and toffee apple muffin (highly recommended!) at the Halladale Inn, we were revived and happily the road did begin to flatten out a little :).

We went on through Thurso and the beautiful Dunnet bay… 

 We then had a quick coffee in Castletown, which the lovely Laura at the Castletown hotel refused to let us pay for 🙂

And it was just another 16 miles into quite a strong headwind before we finally made it to John O Groats!


We have all been so touched and grateful for all the support and kindness we’ve received from friends and strangers alike… It’s still hard to believe that we’ve actually made it! Maybe it will feel more real after our “little swim” as Alice calls it… 

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6 thoughts on “Day 20: Tongue to John O Groats

  1. Suzie Hall

    Very many congratulations girls – what an amazing achievement. Don’t stop as we are so loving reading about your trip!!! Good luck for your little swim!! Love Suzie and Ian Travel home safely.

  2. Caroline Laing

    Very very many congratulations

  3. Bernard

    Conggratulations! We’ve been following your progress with great admiration and not a little envy at your fitness. Best of luck with the swim.


  4. Graeme Weston

    Fantastic pic of the three of you standing under the signpost at John O Groats. What an extraordinary journey so far! Alesia, Douglas, Nancy, Vivien and I follow your trip and talk about you all the time. We love you so much and are definitely there with you in spirit – well done and congratulations on finishing the cycling part of the journey. Now for the swim! I will be showing some solidarity with the Malibu tri next weekend but just a mere ‘drop in the bucket’ compared to your epic adventure. In any event, sending love and encouragement for the swim. We’ll be following you. Big hugs all around! Graeme Xx

  5. Douglas Weston

    Such an amazing journey, women! It has been inspiring and so fun to read all the posts and see the pictures. I want to do it! Of course, finding company as fine as you three have had will not be easy. Can’t wait to read about the lake! Send you love in abundance….

  6. Clive Thompson

    Sarah, Georgina and Alice,
    I know from some small experience of my own that what you have done is not easy. I also know someone that would have been very, very proud of you all. I have enjoyed reading your web entries and admire your determination and great achievement. Huge congratulations from me, safe journey home and I look forward to seeing you soon. With love and best wishes.

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