Apologies to those of you that are hanging on my every word (probably only my Mum!) that I have not been around for the last couple of days. I do have a couple of very good excuses – if anyone wants to hear them…?
- Day 6 – Penrith to Preston: We stayed at my house at the end of day 6, and so it was a welcome opportunity to spend time with my wife and son, give the bikes a good clean and service and have a good nights sleep each in our own bed. I didn’t want to start a blog at midnight, although when I woke up at 4am and couldn’t get back to sleep I could perhaps have taken that opportunity!
In place of me you got a delightful guest blog from Vince!
- Day 7 – Preston to Craven Arms: We had a long day in the saddle, arriving at Craven Arms at 7.30pm. Whilst shovelling down some food we were advised by one of our WAGs that the website had been hacked by some scrote. Sure enough, all of our hard work was gone, replaced by a gordy backdrop advising us that our domain had been taken over by hackers!!! Now come on… this is a website run by four numpties (or rather the site is run by one numpty with three mates) and is about a bike ride. It isn’t bloody MI6 or anything! In hacking terms it is probably like stealing an old lady’s purse from her lap while she is asleep, after seeing her take a ton of sleeping pills! And then finding that all there is in it is a mouldy old photo of a bloke on a penny-farthing! Anyway, everything is now back up and we are good to go again! I should assure everyone that the site domain and the Virgin Money Giving page are two different things. The VMG page is totally separate and was not hacked in any way. The link on our page is to the VMG server where our homepage is hosted so there is no risk to that and donations are and remain secure.
At the end of day 7 Carl was under instructions to blog from his wife and therefore being a dutiful husband did as he was told!
So I apologise to everyone for the short intermission. I hope that the posts from Vince and Carl kept you up to date and entertained! A full service from me will resume shortly!