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About Oval Balls

Middle aged and sport loving who loves his wife, children, granddaughters, and family. Other joys include the theatre, travel, reading, writing, walking, good food, great wine, fun friends and life generally. I never thought that I would embrace the "social network" to the extent of reading other peoples blogs, let alone writing one myself. Twitter too. But as you can see, or read, I have been converted.

You have my permission to shoot me ………. only joking! – The best and worst of Jogle 2015.

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For several days after crossing the finish line at Land’s End and despite a number of good sleeps I still felt tired and emotionally drained. Flat even. But why would I expect anything different. It was an emotional journey particularly for Bob, one … Continue reading

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Dale’s Day – Jogle 2015

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Day 12 – 18th August Bude – Camelford – Wadebridge – Cambourne – Hayle – Penzance – Land’s End 86 miles  I cried. I knew I would. Tears of joy, relief, sadness even, all behind the anonymity of dark glasses. … Continue reading

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The final frontier – Jogle 2015

Day 11 – 17th August Bridgewater . Taunton . Tiverton . Crediton . Bude At 6:20 pm we crossed the county boundary from Devon into Cornwall the final county on our trip and at 6:40 we saw the sea again … Continue reading

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The ups and Downs of Wiltshire and Somerset, oh and Norman Wisdom!

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Day 10 – 16th August Faringdon – Swindon – Devises – Trowbridge – Frome – Glastonbury – Street – Bridgewater 103.1 miles Personally I had always identified today as a difficult one. Long distance, 103 miles,   lumpy terrain and the … Continue reading

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Lost in Tamworth, “it was his fault” – Jogle 2015

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Day 8 – 14th August Nantwich – Stone – Rugeley – Litchfield – Tamworth – 75.6 miles Another Tupperware Day, but this time with heavy rain. We woke to it beating on the roof of the camper van. The weather … Continue reading

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Roundabouts, red lights and buses! – Jogle 2015

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Day 7 – 13th August Kendal – Lancaster – Preston – Wigan – Warrington – 90.7 miles This was always going to be an awkward day. Bob had said as much. Once we had left the margins of the Lake … Continue reading

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The bum bites back and on with the factor 50! – Jogle 2015

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Day 6 – 12th August Auldgirth – Dumfries – Gretna – Carlisle – Penrith – Shap – Kendal – 89.1 miles Today did not start well. We were late getting away mainly because I had developed a problem with the … Continue reading

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The Longest Day – Jogle 2015

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Day 5 – 11th August Luss/Erskine Bridge/Paisley/Clarkston/Kilmarnock/Cumnock/Thornhill/Auldgirth – 107 miles A routine has developed. Essential when team work is involved. Alarm at 6.00 and up. Trev busys himself by starting to tidy up the van for transit whilst Bob and … Continue reading

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Four seasons in one hour – Jogle 2015

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Day 4 – 10th August Monsoon, hurricane, thunder, lightning, sunshine, blue skies. All in the space of one hour. Yep, you heard it here first. But you couldn’t make it up. We set off at 7.15 this morning knowing that … Continue reading

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Summer, what summer? – Jogle forever 13

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 Day 3 – 9th August   This was a tough day. Ironic really when it was our shortest day distance wise of the entire trip. But wind and driving rain in your face is not the stuff of happy cycling. … Continue reading

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