Please use this section to contact me. It will help to spur me onto reaching my goal of reaching that £50,000 target. It will also help me in knowing that there are people watching my progress and willing me on to succeed. Whenever I reach somewhere that has internet connection I will try to read all the messages and reply to as many as I can. Please forgive me if I don't as I may be too shattered to even turn on a computer let alone find an internet cafe.


Time & Date: 20:43  03-12-2009
Name: zue ( Country: san francisco ) Email: zooacker <at> yahoo <dot> com

Thinking of you, your monumental journey, and the sweltering heat. Things are getting a little chilly round here and I've started wearing gloves now. No more news!!
lots of love
zue xx

Time & Date: 17:04  03-12-2009
Name: Jonny ( Location: Edlesborough ) Email: jonathan <dot> lee <at> talk21 <dot> com

Brilliant job on the road in Aus - making it sound easy and even pleasurable, but then I see the teens hours in the saddle bit and it brings water to my eyes!
Just wanted to tell you that Tilly played like a God on Sunday beating Letchworth 58 - 25 and scoring most of the points (tries and kicks) and tackling like a demon. I suspect she would have been a bit tired afterwards, so you were not the only V-F earning a good nights sleep!
Not long til your girls are with you and offering even more support than the shopaholic Ed!!
best from Jonny, S, S and A

Time & Date: 10:27  03-12-2009
Name: robert kerr ( Location: merton , Country: uk ) Email: robertkerr <at> rkag <dot> demon <dot> co <dot> uk

Its a while since I sent you a joke this one priceless

A blonde gets a job as a teacher

She notices a boy in the field standing alone, while all the other kids are running around having fun. She takes pity on him and decides to speak to him.

'You ok?' she says.

'Yes.' he says.

'You can go and play with the other kids you know' she says.

'It's best I stay here.' he says.

'Why?' says the blonde.

The boy says: "Because I'm the bl**dy goal keeper"

Time & Date: 22:18  02-12-2009
Name: Rick ( Location: Hilltop , Country: England ) Email: rick <dot> pullinger <at> gmail <dot> com

Hey Johnny, that's 2.14850734 × 10-10 light years. You're really cookin now pom.

Time & Date: 16:13  02-12-2009
Name: Caroline ( Location: Merton , Country: UK ) Email: cogkerr <at> googlemail <dot> com

First frosty morning scraping off the ice before the bus run in the dark!! Thought of you and decided what I was doing was preferable!!! West End Farm all good. Thinking about the Christmas lights - remember last couple of years with the V-F family switching them on !! Merton Croft could be in darkness this year!! Lots of love from us all here.

Time & Date: 13:28  02-12-2009
Name: Phil & Philippa Wilkinson ( Location: Oop North , Country: England )

Best of luck with what must truly be a remarkable journey. We salute you all the way.

Time & Date: 13:26  02-12-2009
Name: Jonny Wilkinson ( Location: Toulon , Country: France )
Homepage: http://http://

Wishing you all the best John for the mighty challenge. Give it everything and enjoy every second of the journey.

Time & Date: 10:40  02-12-2009
Name: kerr ( Location: merton , Country: uk ) Email: robertkerr <at> rkag <dot> demon <dot> co <dot> uk

just been to Mansfield and back 135miles each way took me most of the day the Audi couldnt even contemplate doing on two wheels !
keep it up !!! (scope for actress/ bishop jokes ad infintum here)

Time & Date: 10:05  02-12-2009
Name: david cullen ( Location: sydney , Country: australia ) Email: deacull <at> yahoo <dot> com

I thought is was the same Person.
My daughter went to St Josephs with your daughter Tilly..
We live in Sydney now.
I heard about your journey whilst listening online being interviews by Radio Oxford late one day (Oz time) breakfast show with Malcolm Boyden.
Hope all is well with you John.
Best wishes and hope you are well and enjoying the adventure across this amazing country.

Time & Date: 22:39  01-12-2009
Name: Damien Woods ( Location: Burnley , Country: Australia ) Email: dwo56460 <at> bigpond <dot> net <dot> au

Slow down Johnny - the beer won't be ready at this rate. It's only just gone into bottles.

170 miles in a day. I had a car once that would struggle to do that in a month. Come to think of it, pretty sure it never got close. We called it the Dim Sim, it was off white, sort of crinkly and was usually surrounded in steam.

Pretty impressive riding mate - keep it up.

Time & Date: 21:25  01-12-2009
Name: Louise Robins ( Location: Oxford , Country: UK )

170 miles! Please tell me it was down hill! Keep on peddling and I'll keep pestering people to sponsor you.
Kate is so proud - received a text telling of your mammoth 170 miles. Can't wait to read the next entry on the blog.

Time & Date: 20:37  01-12-2009
Name: Cathy Clarke ( Location: Oxford , Country: UK )

You are amazing!! What a fantastic achievement so far. Am addicted to the website though so it may be a problem when you finish ;-). The girls are all really excited about meeting up with you - not long now - and judging by how you are doing at the moment, you might
be waiting for them!
Cathy x

Time & Date: 15:57  01-12-2009
Name: Elaine McMahon ( Location: oxford , Country: uk ) Email: epmcmahon <at> yahoo <dot> co <dot> uk

You're doing so well in such challenging conditions. We're enjoying following your progress. Keep up the good work and stay safe. x

Time & Date: 12:32  01-12-2009
Name: Favourite little sister

Just about to leave Northern Territory - glad to see the back of it? At this rate you'll beat Kate and the girls to Adelaide! You're doing a grand job. Oh, and by the way, .... a pinch and a punch! xxxx

Time & Date: 11:35  01-12-2009
Name: Hilder St Eyers ( Location: Canberra , Country: Oz ) Email: martha_eyers <at> hotmail <dot> com

Hi Johnnie and Ed,

How are things going?!
Amazing progress Johnnie, good on you!
Let us know how you're going and if there's anything we can do to help from our end.
Thinking of you both lots.
Love from the whole gang. OX :)

Time & Date: 11:16  01-12-2009
Name: Ben

Looks like you did about 160 miles in the past 24 hours. Extraordinary!

Time & Date: 10:31  01-12-2009
Name: Natasha Evans ( Location: Syd , Country: Oz ) Email: gnevans <at> bigpond <dot> net <dot> au

Trust me - you HAVE to try a golden gaytime!!!
Still can't believe what you are doing. I did a 50 mile ride the other day and was not enjoying the heat. It was only in the mid 20s! I take my helmet off to you!
Keep digging deep.
Natasha and Gareth

Time & Date: 10:18  30-11-2009
Name: Els ( Location: Manly , Country: AUSTRALIA!! ) Email: eloisajohnson <at> hotmail <dot> co <dot> uk

Hi Nonnie!

Adam and I have finally been able to catch up with your blog now that we are in a country with decent internet connection! We even have our housemate following! It's incredible. I'm so proud of you, it really is a great thing that you are doing. We often think about where you might be and how you are getting on. Keep it up, you're getting closer to the finish line and seeing the girls!!

Lots of love. x x x x x x x

Time & Date: 03:21  30-11-2009
Name: Weaver ( Location: Nurioopta , Country: Australia ) Email: randlweaver <at> internode <dot> on <dot> net

Wishing you all the very best for your Aussie cycling adventure. We are having trouble on Email site. Our son Alf is spending Christmas with Tim in England. Please contact if we can assist in any way. 85624292 Rob mobile 0417823776

Time & Date: 21:57  29-11-2009
Name: Joanna Couper ( Location: Penarth , Country: Wales ) Email: jocouper <at> hotmail <dot> co <dot> uk

Johnnie.... you are simply amazing, we follow your progress everyday; first thing in the morning and as soon as we are all in from school and work.
Hope you manage to get a rest before the next stage. Stay strong, pedal hard, and most of all keep safe.
Jo & kids xxxx

Time & Date: 13:50  29-11-2009
Name: Sarah Prest ( Location: Adelaide , Country: Australia ) Email: sprest21 <at> hotmail <dot> com

John! FANTASTIC achievement to date! It all seems too easy, you are flying along!! We are both thinking of you constantly and check your progress every day. So glad the first leg has gone so well and you found a wonderful friend in Carlos to support you. Cant wait until you get towards Adelaide and visit everyone there, all very much looking forward to seeing you! Til next time, keep riding strong and be so proud of your achievements to date. Bc you know we all are! Off to your house again tonight, I just love it so much! Will make sure Kate & the girls are coping ok without you! They sure miss you rediculous amounts!
Keep it up, so impressive!
Lots of love, Sarah & Luke.

Time & Date: 13:14  29-11-2009
Name: Charlie and Eleanore ( Location: Beaconsfield , Country: England ) Email: ellie_baby_16 <at> hotmail <dot> com

Hi Johnny,
i'm typing this for dad (and me) because he is so slow! :)
We're really proud of you and think of you frequently. You're making great progress and we're sure you'll reach your goal. Dad spoke to Kate yesterday and all the family are looking forward to seeing you soon. Keep your chin up and well done Carlos.
Lots of love,
Charlie and Eleanore

Time & Date: 12:15  29-11-2009
Name: Plunkets ( Location: Elsfield , Country: UK )

Hi Johnny. Another scalp in your bag - Alice Spings in 11 days is an amazing achievement. I am sure that all your fans are doffing their hats to Carlos for his adopted role as Top2Bottom's guardian angel.
Enjoy the time off in Alice and just think of the next 1000+ miles of wit and banter as you ride with Edward on the downhill leg.
Ride strong young man - you're not 50 yet.
J, C, G & G

Time & Date: 17:11  28-11-2009
Name: Cattell Family ( Location: Chesham , Country: England ) Email: jackie <dot> cattell <at> ntlworld <dot> com

HI Johnny Thinking of you. Glad you made it to Alice Springs. Keep up the good work.

Time & Date: 16:48  28-11-2009
Name: Kerr,s ( Location: Merton , Country: UK ) Email: robertkerr <at> rkag <dot> demon <dot> co <dot> uk

Brilliant effort - Its all downhill from here on and I,m sure Ben will give you a further lift in spirtits
Keep om pedalling