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by the_journey
9 Oct 2020, 5:07am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Want to do LEJOG for charity - wife has cancer
Replies: 49
Views: 1772

Re: Want to do LEJOG for charity - wife has cancer

Hey folks, Just wanted to send another quick thank you for all the great feedback and ideas. I've had to step back a couple of days to focus on my wife/son (obviously) but, the idea hasn't waned :) (sorry for lack of quotes) rareposter - A ride over winter would be amazing, thank you for the offer. ...
by the_journey
6 Oct 2020, 2:24am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Want to do LEJOG for charity - wife has cancer
Replies: 49
Views: 1772

Re: Want to do LEJOG for charity - wife has cancer

Again, thank you all for being supportive and posting your thoughts. It really does give me food for thought and I'm grateful! At this point, I'm not planning on doing LEJOG anytime soon. As many of you have posted, and of which I agree, it's only right to be by my wife's side and of course be there...
by the_journey
5 Oct 2020, 9:17am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Want to do LEJOG for charity - wife has cancer
Replies: 49
Views: 1772

Re: Want to do LEJOG for charity - wife has cancer

Hi thirdcrank, Thanks for your post. I 100% agree about the poor planning. That's why I appreciate every single reply on this thread. I've received more than I anticipated because despite my emotional plea for advice, I am aware that my idea is basically foolhardy. In case it wasn't apparent already...
by the_journey
5 Oct 2020, 8:33am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Want to do LEJOG for charity - wife has cancer
Replies: 49
Views: 1772

Re: Want to do LEJOG for charity - wife has cancer

Hi Dave, Thanks so much for your input. I will definitely consider all you have mentioned. I don't mean to sound cheap with my price list above but, money is very tight so I was trying to source the least expensive (yet hopefully effective) items possible. Damn, it's embarrasing even mentioning the ...
by the_journey
5 Oct 2020, 6:37am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Want to do LEJOG for charity - wife has cancer
Replies: 49
Views: 1772

Re: Want to do LEJOG for charity - wife has cancer

I didn't want my thread to be about cancer but, just to mention about the desire to go private... My wife's oncologist said she will be given both chemo and radio at the same time. The problem with radio is that they blast a wide area (think of the pelvic area in my wife's case). Radio (and even che...
by the_journey
5 Oct 2020, 6:09am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Want to do LEJOG for charity - wife has cancer
Replies: 49
Views: 1772

Re: Want to do LEJOG for charity - wife has cancer

Again, thanks to all who have replied. I have been doing research into the type of gear I may need. Below is a list of items I think I would need. Maybe some items aren't quite as critical as I would want to be as light as possible. I'm thinking of doing a youth hostel or cheap B & B rather than...
by the_journey
4 Oct 2020, 7:00am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Want to do LEJOG for charity - wife has cancer
Replies: 49
Views: 1772

Re: Want to do LEJOG for charity - wife has cancer

Thanks mumbo

I just sent you a DM
by the_journey
4 Oct 2020, 1:53am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Want to do LEJOG for charity - wife has cancer
Replies: 49
Views: 1772

Re: Want to do LEJOG for charity - wife has cancer

Thanks mumbojumbo!

My height is roughly 5'8" or 173cm

Cheers for the offer!
by the_journey
3 Oct 2020, 6:19pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Want to do LEJOG for charity - wife has cancer
Replies: 49
Views: 1772

Re: Want to do LEJOG for charity - wife has cancer

Hi folks, I'm overwhelmed by the replies, thank you all very much! I appreciate every single comment, suggestion, even the offer to ride along or be a spot driver, wow, simply fantastic you guys...thank you again! I agree, it's one thing to be charged with emotional ambition but quite another to tak...
by the_journey
3 Oct 2020, 5:59am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Want to do LEJOG for charity - wife has cancer
Replies: 49
Views: 1772

Re: Want to do LEJOG for charity - wife has cancer

Hi Dave, Firstly, thank you SO much for a reply! I completely hear what you are saying. At this point, I agree, it is sounding near impossible. At my age, you're likely to be 100% correct. At least I can take on board what you are saying as opposed to being trapped in my own brain thinking it's just...
by the_journey
3 Oct 2020, 3:06am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Want to do LEJOG for charity - wife has cancer
Replies: 49
Views: 1772

Re: Want to do LEJOG for charity - wife has cancer

I can see 29 views at the time of this writing. Perhaps I didn't write a compelling post. Any tips, even "check out this website" would be greatly appreciated. I'm going to contact local bicycle shops and see if they'd be willing to donate any equipment, be it spare tubes, odometer, etc. A...
by the_journey
2 Oct 2020, 7:11pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Want to do LEJOG for charity - wife has cancer
Replies: 49
Views: 1772

Want to do LEJOG for charity - wife has cancer

Hi, my name is Scott. I had a "crazy idea" late last night...doing LEJOG to try and raise money to help my wife get the best possible care. 2 weeks ago she was diagnosed with Stage 3 rectal cancer. We don't have much money and a private clinic I contacted said starting treatment ranged fro...