#newscycle – day five, Arnhem to Freren

Day five of @journalismnews owner @johncthompson‘s epic 11-day ride from Brighton, UK to Oslo, Norway in aid of @JournoCharity (Journalists’ Charity), @CR_UK (Cancer Research UK) and @GistSupportUK.

Journalists – watch the video and listen to the audio about the great work of the Journalists’ Charity. And learn more about my ride.

I will be braving hills, rain, wind, punctures, sore muscles etc so please make it worth my while by sponsoring me as generously as you can afford.

Here are a few tweets from today:



Today’s ride covers 89 miles with 880 feet of climbs.

Final total 89.26 miles completed in 7 hours 36 minutes.

Wildlife spotted: hare, red deer (wild this time), red squirrel, lapwings, oyster catchers.

A long and muggy ride, plus canals, which meant flies, flies, flies. Flies in the eyes, flies in the ears, flies in the mouth.

I need one of those beekeeper hats.

Other annoyances: itchy head under the helmet syndrome. Sometimes exacerbated by… flies.

Completed in good time (for me) though, aided by caffeine and cake around the 60 mile mark.

Hotel by a lake in Freren was lovely although its wifi was all but useless. Tesco mobile have cut me off for spending too much on data roaming this month so having a comms nightmare now.

Waitress unimpressed by my iTranslate app…

Half way done now.

Here’s a video from today:

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