Pan Celtic Race Links

From Sunday 4th July 2021 to Wednesday 14th July 2021, I took part in the Pan Celtic Ultra Endurance Race.

Podcast

I took part in Chië’s ‘Talks Around The Coffee Cups’ podcast and talked a bit about the race. You can listen to it on Spotify here:
Episode 13 Coffee with James

Photos

My photos for the trip can be found here:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/jameshouston/albums/72157719548723259

Sponsor me!

I’m raising money for London’s Air Ambulance charity. If you want to sponsor me you can make a donation here and the money goes directly to the charity. Thanks so much to everyone who has already made a donation!!
https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/james-houston-pcr

Dot watching

You can review my progress here (I’m rider #077 following the red line):
https://dotwatcher.cc/race/pan-celtic-race-2021

Social Media

The Pan Celtic organisation team are all over social media! So if you want to see race updates, help yourself to one of these links:
https://www.pancelticrace.com
https://www.pancelticrace.com/entered-riders/
https://dotwatcher.cc/feature/bikes-of-pan-celtic-race
https://www.instagram.com/pancelticraceseries
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCCaiA87tHCZogFEGoDS-GQ
https://www.facebook.com/groups/pancelticrace
#PanCelticRace #PanCelticRaceSeries #PanCelticRace2021
#PanCelticClan #ClanRider077

My own Instagram account is here:
https://www.instagram.com/jim_london/

Strava

Anyone using Strava can get my daily ride data here: https://www.strava.com/athletes/2075000

Strava art

I made a couple of cycling doodles recently, where I created pictures by cycling whilst recording the route I took. One was for a Look Mum No Hands! competition. I chose to draw a turkey for this as it was thanksgiving. I’ve won a jersey and cap which I’ll go and collect once the shop is open for business again. The other doodle was an adaptation of a route originally cycled by Anthony Hoyte that said ‘Merry Christmas’, which I changed to ‘Merry Crisis!’. Anyhow, a good excuse to cycle around London. Some roads were new to me and others brought back memories.

Knitting project – Nick Drake tribute jumper

“You have to knit something for yourself!”, was the advice from Aneeta and friends at Knitting SOS , after the last few projects were garments knitted as gifts for others. So rather than make something that I might just as easily be able to buy in a shop, I decided to make this one-off Nick Drake tribute jumper. It’s based on a knitting pattern by Katrine Hannibal which I’ve modified to mimic the throw/blanket worn by Nick in a photoshoot by Julian Lloyd in ’67/8.
It’s taken me ages to finish, but my skills have definitely improved. I think I’ll take a short break from knitting to focus on other projects, but I’m already wondering what to knit next, so drop me a message if you have any ideas.
Music is an excerpt from Black Eyed Dog by Nick Drake (19 June 1948 – 25 November 1974).