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The Ride and Me.

I started planning the Cycle the Lights event back in January 2009 after feeling that more people needed to be aware of this terrible disease. Ovarian cancer is often called the Ďsilent killerí as it can go undetected and be misdiagnosed so easily.

In May 2009 a friendís mum, Carol Fear, passed away from ovarian cancer and then in June I lost my own mum, Ann Curtis, after her 3 year battle with the same disease. Since then I have met so many other people that have been affected in one way or another by ovarian cancer.

Iíve been training for the ride since January, riding between 60 and 120 miles per week. As I live in Devon, most of my training is on hills, which I think will help me in the more difficult regions of North Wales, Scotland and the southwest of England.

I'm sure this is going to be the most challenging thing I've ever done and I'm really excited (and slightly nervous!) about the journey ahead. I'm sure that when I'm out on the road and feeling tired, the thought that this charity ride will raise awareness and hopefully save lives will keep me focused and pedaling hard.

The 'Cycle The Lights' route so far!

Below you'll see a list of the lighthouses I will be visiting on my journey around mainland Britain.

    SOUTH DEVON

  • Start Point (VISITED)
  • Smeatons Tower (VISITED)
  • CORNWALL

  • Looe (VISITED)
  • Fowey (VISITED)
  • Mevagissey (VISITED)
  • St Anthony's (VISITED)
  • Lizard Point (VISITED)
  • Penzance (VISITED)
  • Newlyn (VISITED)
  • Tater Du (VISITED)
  • Pendeen Lighthouse (VISITED)
  • St Ives (VISITED)
  • Godrevy Lighthouse (VISITED)
  • Trevose Head (VISITED)
  • NORTH DEVON & SOMERSET

  • Hartland Point Lighthouse (VISITED)
  • Bull Point Lighthouse (VISITED)
  • Ilfracombe Foreland Lighthouse (VISITED)
  • Lynmouth Foreland Lighthouse (VISITED)
  • Watchet (VISITED)
  • Burnham on sea (VISITED)
  • Battery Point (VISITED)
  • SOUTH WALES

  • Gold Cliff (VISITED)
  • East Usk (VISITED)
  • West Usk (VISITED)
  • Barry Dock (VISITED)
  • Nash Point (VISITED)
  • Porthcawl (VISITED)
  • Mumbles (VISITED)
  • Whitford Point Lighthouse (VISITED)
  • Burry Port (VISITED)
  • Saundersfoot (VISITED)
  • St Ann’s Head (VISITED)
  • Strumble Head (VISITED)
  • Fishguard (VISITED)
  • NORTH WALES & THE WIRRAL

  • Llanddwyn Island (VISITED)
  • South Stack (VISITED)
  • Holyhead (VISITED)
  • Port Amlwch (VISITED)
  • Point Lynas Lighthouse (VISITED)
  • Trwyn Du (VISITED)
  • Great Ormes Head (VISITED)
  • Point of Ayr (VISITED)
  • Hoylake (VISITED)
  • Leasowe (VISITED)
  • Bidston Hill (VISITED)
  • New Brighton (VISITED)
  • Woodside Ferry (VISITED)
  • Ellesmere Port (VISITED)
  • Weston Point (VISITED)
  • ILSLE OF MAN

  • Point of Ayre (VISITED)
  • Maughold Head (VISITED)
  • Douglas Head (VISITED)
  • Langness (VISITED)
  • NORTH WEST ENGLAND

  • Hayle (VISITED)
  • Fleetwod (VISITED)
  • Glasson Dock (VISITED)
  • Heysham (VISITED)
  • Morcombe (VISITED)
  • Walney Island (VISITED)
  • Hodbarrow Point (VISITED)
  • St Bees (VISITED)
  • Whitehaven (VISITED)
  • Maryport (VISITED)
  • Silloth (VISITED)
  •  

    ...into SCOTLAND...

    SOUTH WEST MAINLAND

  • Little Ross (VISITED)
  • Mull of Galloway (VISITED)
  • Crammag Head (VISITED)
  • Killantringan (VISITED)
  • Corsewall (VISITED)
  • Loch Ryan (VISITED)
  • Turnberry (VISITED)
  • ARRAN

  • Holy Island (VISITED)
  • KINTYRE PENINSULA

  • Davaar (VISITED)
  • Mull of Kintyre (VISITED)
  • ISLAY

  • McArthurs Head (VISITED)
  • Rinns of Islay (VISITED)
  • Ruvaal (VISITED)
  • MULL

  • Isle of Mull (VISITED)
  • WESTERN MAINLAND

  • Lismore (Island) (VISITED)
  • Ardnamurchan (VISITED)
  • SKYE

  • Ornsay (VISITED)
  • Neist point (VISITED)
  • HARRIS (OUTER HEBRIDES)

  • Eilean Glas (VISITED)
  • Stornoway (VISITED)
  • Tiumpan Head (VISITED)
  • Butt of Lewis (VISITED)
  • NORTH WEST MAINLAND

  • Kyleakin (VISITED)
  • Rubh’ Re (VISITED)
  • Stoer Head (VISITED)
  • Cape Wrath (VISITED)
  • Strathy Point (VISITED)
  • Holburn Head (VISITED)
  • Dunnet Head (VISITED)
  • Stroma (VISITED)
  • EAST COAST MAINLAND

  • Duncansby Head (VISITED)
  • Noss Head (VISITED)
  • Clythness (VISITED)
  • Tarbat Ness (VISITED)
  • Cromarty (VISITED)
  • Chanonry (VISITED)
  • Covesea Skerries (VISITED)
  • Kinnaird Head (VISITED)
  • Rattray Head (VISITED)
  • Buchan Ness (VISITED)
  • Girdle Ness (VISITED)
  • Tod Head (VISITED)
  • Scurdie Ness (VISITED)
  • Fife Ness (VISITED)
  • Elie Ness (VISITED)
  • St Abb’s Head (VISITED)
  •  

    ...back into ENGLAND

    NORTHUMBERLAND & DURHAM

  • Berwick upon tweed (VISITED)
  • Guile Point (VISITED)
  • Bamburgh Lighthouse (VISITED)
  • Seahouses (VISITED)
  • River Coquet Lighthouse (VISITED)
  • Blyth Lighthouse (VISITED)
  • St Marys Island (VISITED)
  • North Shields Lighthouse (VISITED)
  • South shields Lighthouse (VISITED)
  • Souter (VISITED)
  • Sunderland (VISITED)
  • Seaham (VISITED)
  • Hartlepool and the Heugh (VISITED)
  • YORKSHIRE & HUMBER

  • South Gare (VISITED)
  • Whitby Lighthouse (VISITED)
  • Whitby High (VISITED)
  • Scarborough (VISITED)
  • Flamborough Lighthouse (VISITED)
  • Bridlingto (VISITED)
  • Withernsea (VISITED)
  • Spurn Point (VISITED)
  • Thorngumbald (VISITED)
  • Paull (VISITED)
  • South Killingholme Lighthouse (VISITED)
  • EAST ANGLIA

  • Guys Head (VISITED)
  • East Nene (VISITED)
  • Hunstanton (VISITED)
  • Cromer Lighthouse (VISITED)
  • Happisburgh Lighthouse (VISITED)
  • Winterton (VISITED)
  • Gorleston (VISITED)
  • Lowestoft Lighthouse (VISITED)
  • Pakefield (VISITED)
  • Southwold (VISITED)
  • Orfordness Lighthouse (VISITED)
  • Felixstowe (VISITED)
  • THAMES ESTUARY

  • Harwich (VISITED)
  • Dovercourt (VISITED)
  • The Thames Estuary navigation lights (<15) (VISITED)
  • Bow Creek Lighthouse (VISITED)
  • KENT & SUSSEX

  • Margate (VISITED)
  • North Foreland Lighthouse (VISITED)
  • Ramsgate (VISITED)
  • South Foreland (VISITED)
  • Dover (VISITED)
  • Folkstone (VISITED)
  • Dungeness (VISITED)
  • Rye Harbour (VISITED)
  • Hastings (VISITED)
  • Belle Tout (VISITED)
  • Newhaven (VISITED)
  • Shoreham (VISITED)
  • Littlehampton (VISITED)
  • ENGLAND'S SOUTH COAST

  • Southsea (VISITED)
  • Beaulieu (VISITED)
  • Egypt Point (VISITED)
  • St Catherine’s Lighthouse (VISITED)
  • Hurst Point Lighthouse (VISITED)
  • Anvil Point Lighthouse (VISITED)
  • Portland Bill Lighthouse (VISITED)
  • Teignmouth (VISITED)
  • Brixham Breakwater (VISITED)
  • Berry Head Lighthouse (VISITED)

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