Day 174 – Winchester to London – Final Day!

This is more of a general update than anything else as I’m afraid I’ve been rather busy since returning and I can’t even begin to digest what’s happened; let alone write something worth reading…

I will post something more interesting (hopefully) in the next few days. Briefly though, I just want to say thank you to everyone who has offered support, encouragement, and/or congratulations at any point, it means the world (no pun intended). Also to everyone who came to welcome me home yesterday. It really meant a lot to see so many of you and I apologise if I didn’t get to speak to you.

One other thing – for all those that are congratulating me; at the end of the day, all I’ve done is turn the pedals. The amount of work done by my parents behind the scenes has been phenomenal. This trip would never have been more than an idea without them, and if it had, I wouldn’t have made it past the second day. It’s impossible for me to convey how much they have done in a blog but they deserve as much, if not more, credit than I do.

With regards to yesterday – it was really good, and I can’t think of anything else to say right now. The last 48 hours have been a bit surreal. (I’m currently in Manchester and am (potentially) going to be on BBC tomorrow morning)

Distance: 74.8miles / 120.3km
Riding Time: 4:19:45
Av. Speed: 17.3mph / 27.6kph

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One comment

  1. Just seen a young chap, looking incredibly fresh and relaxed on BBC Breakfast TV this morning, he was trying to make out that he has just completed an 18000 mile cycle ride around the world, how on earth can you pedal 18000 miles in 174 and look that good. Don’t under estimate, you were simply pedalling, but I would agree, your mum and dad have been an integral part of your trip and how their nerves have coped, must be something running in the family blood. Enjoy your moment Tom, you have so earned it.

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