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Brilliant customer service

More often than not, social media, apart from being packed with posts on what individuals had for lunch, is packed with punters broadcasting the fact that a certain company has #failed. I hold my hand up on this one too and I have frequently highlighted companies displaying appalling customer service such as Garden Buildings Direct & Lamorna Cove. So it is very nice for once to highlight a range of companies who have excelled in delivering brilliant customer service.

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Being videoed for a new LEJOG DVD

In 2003 I, along with 3 friends, cycled LEJOG, Lands End to John O’Groats, one end of the British mainland to the other over a distance of 1066 miles for our particular route. A fabulous journey I would recommend anybody to do. So I was surprised and flattered to be asked 9 years later to be interviewed and filmed for a new DVD to be produced about LEJOG and the route we used.

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The Adventure Eyes Monster Ride is Coming Through!

On New Year’s Day 2011, Sian Belfield, Emily Morissey and Kate Ryley decided this was the year for a challenge. What started as a slightly hungover New Year’s pact has quickly evolved into a big event with increasing momentum. Now the three ladies are about to embark on the ride of their summer, from Land’s End to John O’Groats. Cycling over 900miles and up to 90miles a day, they will be pushing themselves to the limit for Mountain Rescue England and Wales.

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Boys on tour.

Tea on the terrace at Pickwell Manor near Puttsborough. Smashing.

Boys on tour.

Boys on tour

Not much you can say about this really. Is it a prerequsite that Brewers have to have a ‘talent’ for Real Ale Marketing?

 

Boys on tour

 

The novelty of being interviewed

Gareth Roulston and 4 friends are cycling the Great British End-to-End, or as it’s also known, LEJOG (Lands End to John O’Groats) in April 2010. You may have heard about this particular challenge when David Walliams, Davina and Co completed the challenge for Sport Relief last year, although they did it as a relay rather than cycling the complete journey. Gareth and his team will all be cycling every metre of the 1000 Miles over 10 days and raising funds for Cancer Research UK and the Scleroderma Society in the process. So why am I telling you this?

Lands End to John O'Groats. Finished!

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Who in their right mind would cycle 75,000 Miles in 1 year? Well Tommy Godwin did in 1939

Since posting the article below, I have found Dave Barter and I recommend having a read of his blog. Plenty of great cycling reading.

Dave’s blog. http://www.phased.co.uk/  Furthermore Dave has recently come into possession of Tommy’s bike and you can read about how he did, and see a picture of the bike on Dave’s blog post.

In a diversion from my normal blog ramblings, I thought I would share the following article with you that was brought to my attention by John Speedie. Written by Dave Barter for the June 2005 issue of the CTC Magazine “Cycle”, it tells the story of Tommy Godwin, a professional cyclist who cycled more than 75,000 miles in 1939! An incredible feat that remains a record to this day, and unlikely ever to be repeated. I felt that Tommy’s record deserved to be shared with a wider audience so I have reproduced Dave’s original article below.  I wonder if the idea for this record attempt came to fruition over a pint or two of London Pride?

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