On a totally different note

 As I sit here in the comfort of my house, I've been watching with fascination the northward progress of James Cracknell and his cyclist pal Jerome Walters. They set off from just down the road near my house at 3.00am yesterday morning (Saturday am) and are attempting to break the record for the fastest tandem cycle ride to John O'Groats - 842 miles away. They've been on the road now cycling for 42 hours non-stop and have just 117 miles left to go.

Their average speed is about 17 mph and they need to maintain this for the next seven hours to break the record. It's a massive effort and it seems inconceivable to me that they have travelled so far in such a short time.The link is here rocket2.mapmytracks.com/