Jogle - 12 hours

June 03, 2010

Well, as they say in the Wick Tourist Office, "you're welcome to Wick" and, with apologies to readers from this godforsaken outpost of the British Empire, in particular our charming host at the Mackay Hotel it is one of the most unprepossessing of metropoli. To think that after 14 hours travelling we could be in San Francisco, Cape Town, Rio de Janeiro etc and here we are in Wick.

Anyway, enough of my self pity, here we are in the far north east, feeling lean and fit and ready to conquer the world (or at least to ride down to Lands End. Team Jogle comprises:
 
Left to right

Yours truly

David Back - largely responsible for putting Team Jogle together -allegedly his contribution is his inspiration. Time will tell.

Suzy Back - our very own paramedic and much appreciated support team. Not sure what made you volunteer for such a role Suzy but we are all hugely grateful.

Ian Greaves - team treasurer and transport provider. Frequently to be heard chanting his mantra "I hope you got a receipt for that."
 
Laurie Scott - our token Cumbrian, providing a breath of sanity together with an interesting array of tools. Thanks tons to Jenny for the Cumberland Sausage sandwiches for breakfast!

For those intererested in such things we have 2 Van Nicholas, 1 Trek Madone 6.5 and one Raleigh circa 1975 with the most heroic gear ratio. Best of luck Backie!!

Off to refuel in preparation for tomorrow's exertions. One tasting note of note - Ossian Bitter from Inveralmond Brewery - pale, hoppy and herbal; an absolute delight at lunchtime.
 





Also in Blog

In Search of Rioja
In Search of Rioja

September 19, 2020

In northern Spain, some 95km south of Bilbao and bisected almost laterally by the River Ebro lies Spain’s most popular and famous wine region, a region of some 66,000 hectares of vineyards worked by 14,800 growers and dominated by some of the most celebrated names in the wine world.

Continue Reading

Coteaux du Giennois, Terre de Silex - OFFER
Coteaux du Giennois, Terre de Silex - OFFER

August 03, 2020

It started early on a Saturday in June. I’m minded to say that it disturbed my lie-in but it was way earlier than that that my phone first pinged to announce the arrival of a new website order. (I wonder if Jeff Bezos has the same app on his phone?). Ignored it, rolled over and 5 minutes later it went again. And again. And etc, etc. Finally, before switching the thing off, curiosity got the better of me and I opened up the online shop to find a stream of orders for a wine that I fell in love with 2 years ago but that we had failed to make much headway with – Coteaux du Giennois, Terre de Silex from Clement & Florian Berthier,

Continue Reading

Bat S*** Crazy Elemental Bob – pre-shipment offer 
Bat S*** Crazy Elemental Bob – pre-shipment offer 

July 03, 2020

Continue Reading

Mouthwatering 6 packs

May 20, 2020

Although the world has been turned upside down of late, Covid-19 hasn’t interrupted our Captain Kirk approach to wine-buying – seeking out new wines, new spirits and beers, boldly drinking what no man has drunk before. Ok, that may be a slight exaggeration

Continue Reading