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Old 2 Aug 2012
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Hi, always have a word when see someone " living the dream".

Anyway I met a guy called Jamie THIS MORNING IN EASINGTON, NR LOFTUS, CLEVELAND or North Yorkshire. ts13 4
Bicycle loaded up with camping gear. I had a chat , his job had finished and he was taking the opportunity to ride the coast of the UK. Wild camping and sounded like he was on a budget.

He started in Blackpool and done 3500 miles so far in clockwise rotation.

He ridden up and around Scotland and heading for Whitby and Filey today.

He reckoned enough cash for about 7-8 weeks. Brilliant adventure and was enjoying time out of the rat race.

His bike was a black DAWES nowt special, if you see this guy have a chat and get him a coffee.

He said his biggest and only cost was food, because of amount of calories he was burning.

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Thanks for sharing this Andy, it is something I have fancied doing either on a bicycle or small motorbike, it is a shame about the weather he must have encountered but hats off to the man for sticking with it.
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jamie is my dad and he asked me to come online here to firstly say thanks to ANDYDK and secondly let people on here know he is trying to accomplish something while on the bike ride by raising funds and supporting Palestinian children

(the picture on the fundraising page is deceptive... he has twice as much stuff)

p.s. and if anyone wants to give him a personal donation to keep him out of my hair for another week or two longer it would be much appreciated...


edit: and mark, he had been quite luck with the weather although having some terrible days and nights, while we where having torrential rain and flash flooding ruining the area he was sunning himself in the Scottish highlands. however i think recently the weather hasn't been so on his side...

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how's he doing

Just wondered how Jamie was doing?
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belated update

Jamie finished at the end of September, he completed 6,194 miles and raised just over £1,000...

sorry i lost track of this thread

edit: and he is now back home annoying me...
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Congratulations on a successful ride, not easy particularly in the dreadful weather we have been having,

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and he is now back home annoying me...
When he gets too much send him off on another ride, we have plenty of ideas here, overland to India, Alaska to Tierra Del Fuego, plenty to keep him busy
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