Day 1 – June 19, 2021

The day started with a 6:00am alarm to give us time to load and secure the RV. We were up and at it and were soon busy packing our designated sides of the cupboard areas with snacks, drinks, lycra, underwear and funny creams and oils! Time passed pretty quickly and by 8:00am the major items were packed safely away and we had also securely mounted the bikes on the back of the van. As you can see in the clip below, we also made some special arrangements for our drivers 😊.

Our support team members, Craig and Scott turned up on time at 8:30am just as Debs arrived from the local bakery with bacon and sausage baps. It was looking like a good start to the day! 

Suitably refreshed, and having created some JOGLE launch photo opportunities, it was time to say our goodbyes and head out the gate on our adventure. 

Lancaster Services – M6…..

Screw the bikes…..we decided to ask the owner if he would swap so we could go just a little quicker…..

The request was politely denied!

So we arrived in Carlisle at our first stop without further incident. Cracking place to stay and the first people we bump into are only from Magor….which is less than 6-7 miles from where we grew up in Newport. And it turns out that we knew loads of people in common. After a great catch up for 30 minutes we ventured off to dinner and a couple of cold ones.

Gosling Bridge Inn Pub in Carlisle Flaming Grill | Greene King Local Pubs (

Now back at the camp, the bedding is prepared, footy on the telly, and just chilling for the first night.

Apparently all three of us have that certain habit of generating noise at night…..not looking good for any neighbouring campers within 50 yards!!

That’s a wrap for the day guys!

See Day 2

3 Replies to “Day 1 – June 19, 2021”

  1. You guys are fanbloodytastic just shed a tear of gratitude to you all.
    As you know it’s Father’s Day today and it hurts a lot more today than most days that Ollie is not with me.
    Good luck gents xxx

  2. Good luck guys, you are doing an amazing charity event for our Ollie. We look forward to all the updates.
    Lots of love and thank you xx
    Barbara and Tony
    Ollie’s Nanny and Grandad xx

  3. Good luck both. Have fun. Enjoy and drive safely Craig. Lots of love. Xx