Posted by: Simon Berry | 3 June 2006

Shap attack – Stage 8


Excuse me while I wipe the tears of emotion from my eyes . . . . this is The Greyhound Hotel in Shap (yes Shap! We MADE it up that daunting profile) where Daniel Heery (on left) of the Cybermoor project in Alston was waiting with baked potatoes to keep Luke and me fuelled up. Cheers Daniel!

Today’s iTune is Eight Miles High – Roxy Music, because that’s how we feel today (in both senses!). It was a long way up… but we’re feeling pretty high in spirits too. Last night, the stats said we were more than half way. Now it FEELS like we are! To sample the track click here or Buy it for 79p through iTunes Music Store….

Net ascent (decent) ft: 950 (approx) Distance miles: 69.04 Average speed mph: 12.93 Time in saddle: 5:20:17

65 miles to go to Lockerbie… more later


  1. Here is a short video of the ride – Simon’s comments and footage of the bike in motion! at Have a listen to the Penrith singers giving their rendition of the Messiah at

  2. Thanks Daniel! Nice little clip… there should be more when the eagle has landed…
    PS I reckon it’s only your personally delivered Jacket Potatoes that kept him going that day!

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