Thursday, October 1, 2009

One thousand, five hundred and sixty three!

That's how many miles I've cycled. From the southernmost point of the British mainland to the easternmost point to the westernmost point to the northernmost point. With a full show each and every night along the way.

I'm exhausted. I'm also exceedingly proud.

There's not much of an internet connection here so I can't offer pictures or maps or whatever but I'll catch up when I'm back in London. I'm going to take a couple of days off before that happens though. Lots to sit and think about.

It's been an amazing month - the most exhilarating of my life - big thanks to everyone who came to a show (no spoilers now, it tours again in the spring!) and to everyone who's offered encouragement along the way. It's been much appreciated.

Yours, with a slimmer waist and chunkier thighs,

Dave

56 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well done! I'm glad you didn't end up with too much of the mucky weather we had on the Cumnock to Glasgow run. I'm jealous! Mark

Andrew Cooper said...

Huge congratulations Dave - it's been fun following along virtually and vicariously enjoying the journey. Really looking forward to seeing the show in March.

Have a good break and look forward to seeing the photos.

Andrew

Dreich said...

Congratulations on a good achievement.

Chris said...

You've every right to feel proud; a wonderful achievement. Have thoroughly enjoyed following your journey. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Well done Dave, fantastic effort!

theboywil said...

You're great...

(and it's been fantastic to follow your progress on a day-to-day basis..)

Dan said...

Congrats Dave, amazing achievment and a great show (saw you in Preston)

Daryl said...

Well done Dave!

Have been inspired to get on a diet and *think* about getting my bike out...

Hopefully catch the show next year.

fatboyfat said...

Congratulations DG. You must be feeling incredibly proud.

Emma said...

Congratulations! A fantastically amazing achievement. You must be extremely proud.

kipperfrog said...

Wow, congratulations! That is an amazing achievement - thanks for sharing the journey with us! =) Looking forward to seeing you in Dorking next year..

Simon Varwell said...

Many congratulations, Dave.

I really enjoyed the show the other night in Inverness, and have also enjoyed following the tour via your blog.

Enjoy a few days with your feet up!

Thanks again for a great show!

Blaithin said...

Fair play to you.

Good luck to Ed on the 900 mile drive home. You should blog about that next.

Jillian said...

Well done! Great to meet you and see the show. Enjoy a rest now!

Martin Johnstone said...

Congratulations i have enjoyed following the exploits of your journey.

A few days rest are well and truly justified.

Steve said...

Well done sir! For the next trip I dare you to SEWN north america only stopping at indie bike shops ;)

Anonymous said...

Great effort Dave. Thanks for the updates, they've made enjoyable reading. Looking forward to the show in Cardiff next year. Mike.

Colin said...

Congratulations on making it all the way. Oustanding!
Amazed that you managed to put on such great performances too.
Enjoy your well earned weekend off.
Hope to see you in the Highlands again some time.

Toby said...

Well done! I shall raise a glass in your honour (it'll have to be peppermint tea, I seem to have run out of beer.)

So.... about that Cycle Around Scotland trip next year.. ;o) You're welcome to join me for some of it if your legs have recovered by then.

Cheers!

Toby

Keirdre said...

Congratulations! Exceedingly good work. You may now relax and feel immensely proud of your achievement.

Anonymous said...

Well done, saw you in Dumfricus and you were great. Glad you made it in one piece!!!

Simon said...

Fantastic stuff, well done. Really enjoyed the daily updates :)

trio said...

So for the next challenge???

elfin said...

Sounds like it was more successful than you hoped for! You have my complete and utter respect for what you have achieved.

If i thought you'd have the time when you come over to Liverpool I'd take you out for a meal!

Hope to see you then ;)

Ben S said...

Wahooo! Congratulations!

Rachael said...

Congrats Dave - the show was fab (i was at the lowry gig) and the cycling is just beyond my imagination!

Well done - gold star for you :)

Rachael

bluesat1 said...

Well done Dave!, been with you all the way.
You should be very proud of your achievement.
Whats the next adventure?

Fi said...

Congrats Mr Gorman, I'm sure your thighs are just sexier as opposed to chunkier:p

Karla said...

Yaaaaaaay!!!! Well done - you mentalist! Enjoy your well deserved few days off : )

The Imaginary Reviewer said...

Nice one! Well done you!

babychaos said...

Inspiring stuff Dave...really enjoyed following your exploits. I'm doing JOGLE next year, and listening to your exploits has been fantastic motivation to get into training...

Kirstie said...

Inspirational! What an achievement!

I feel privileged to have been a part of it too.

:o)

Mikepd said...

Congratulations on your huge achievement. Weel done, Dave!

Tim Cooper said...

Great effort Dave! The glasgow show was amazing. I sent a postcard two days later.



It was fun. An for only 25 pence for a picture of a sheep captioned



'I miss ewe!'



Only in glasgow!



Tim

Lemiffe said...

Congrats Dave!

I've also been following every one of your steps through the journey. You have been a great inspiration, I too will try a bit of cycling soon. At least I might try going from Edinburgh to Glasgow in one strum (Gotta start with something y'know).

So glad to hear you made it safe to the four points. Keep up with the good work, I'll be seeing your show with my Girlfriend when you come up to Edinburgh.

Ta ta!

EmlynB said...

Congratulations.

H said...

Congratulations! Enjoyed reading the blog a lot and listening to the podcasts

The Sporting Accountant said...

Well done indeed. Awesome effort. I am pleased with myself this week for cycling into 4 times (20 mile round trip)!! With love from all at southernmost point.

Dan Whelan said...

Congratulations Dave!

It was an honour to help you on your cycling adventure.
Got it in you to do the return leg?

Well Done!

Gillian said...

Well done Dave! What a marvellous achievement. I'm looking forward to seeing you at Warwick Arts Centre in March.

Anonymous said...

Dave

Congratulations - it's downhill all the way back to London ;)

Well done!

Alex said...

Well done Dave - you should be rightly proud of your achievement.

Damien said...

Congratulations Dave!! Stoked you made it through this adventure - and hoping you eventually bring your show to Brisbane.
Great work mate

Anonymous said...

Excellent achievement - and thank you for the blog, it has been great following your progress, quite inspirational.

Sarah

KatM said...

Congratulations Dave! Have really enjoyed watching the adventure unfold on the blog and the Absolute Radio podcasts. Either you have completed a magnificent journey or perpetrated an amazing hoax. Are you cycling home now? ;)

NeilB said...

Well done Dave.
Really enjoyed the show in Exeter and loved following your progress.

Anonymous said...

yippee, you made it, such grit and determination. BIG pat on the back, I'm proud of you as well.
Rest but don't let those new leg muscles disappear!
Well done.
Wanders from warrington.

Tiredand1 said...

Well done Dave, fantastic achievement of which you are rightly proud. The gigs, well at least the one I saw in Leicester was brilliant as well. All power to your cycling legs

PB

Karen said...

Well done Dave! You deserve a bit of a rest now! Saw the show in Ipswich , loved it. Have really enjoyed reading your blog

Karen

Anonymous said...

Well done!

in Dave Gorman style that looks like...

1563 miles in 32 days or...

an average of 48.8 miles a day
or 2.03 miles every hour
0.03 miles a minute (158 feet a minute I think)

Whilst it took you 32 days to do your 1563 miles, Wolfram Alpha suggest it would take 'light' just 8.4 milliseconds (assuming traveling in a vacuum)

Very impressive however you do the math!!!

Paul L

Bogmyrtle said...

Well done Dave. I'm glad you found some hills. Now for the difficult bit - not cycling. All the best for whatever you do next.

Anonymous said...

Hi Dave,
reddit:"I'm Dave Gorman, a fairly well known English comedian. Ask me anything. (self.IAmA)"
Is that really you? I don't think so but lots of reddit readers do..
--M

Vincent said...

Thank you for making us all laugh and think. Peace and love to you and yours.

Brian said...

Well done, Dave. I've enjoyed the blog, the photos and the Glasgow show. As a part-time cyclist, it gave me a lot to look up to! Have a good rest now.

Phoenix said...

Woo hoo!!! Well done indeed! It's been great fun following your progress on the blog. Thanks for finding the time to keep us all updated. You deserve some time off now :-)

Rob Mahony said...

only just found this, massive congratulations on your journey, now i have loads of reading to do