On Thursday 21st July Arthur completed his bike ride from Land's End to John O'Groats. He rode 916 miles in thirteen days (average 70 miles per day). Siobhan, Tom, Edward, Imogen and Flora drove in the support vehicle and occasionally needed to provide directions through some towns or shelter from the headwinds north of Ayr. We were very lucky with the weather and only had one morning of torrrential rainfall. At the end of each day Arthur still seemed to have a fair amount of energy left, even trying to water ski on the Moray Firth east of Inverness when we met up with his godfathers one evening. Our last night in Scotland was spent with Cherry and Bill at Latheronwheel which was a huge treat for all of us. We arrived safely home last night after after a twelve hour slog on the south bound route. It was a great trip and of course our congratulations go to Arthur. But also praise is due to Edward, Imo and Flora for their patience sitting in the car for day after day as we tracked Arthur's route.
Lovely communication! I will send a copy to Cherry, who thinks you are the best family in the world! Granny/ Mum/
Posted by: Jenifer Keeling | July 24, 2011 at 04:10 PM

Congratulations to Arthur and the support team, what an amazing performance.
Posted by: George | July 24, 2011 at 10:24 AM

amazing, many congratulations to all of you.......bit of a rest now?! xxx
Posted by: camilla | July 24, 2011 at 10:11 AM

Well done you lot, fantastic effort Arthur!!

Posted by: Paul K | July 24, 2011 at 09:18 AM


Still bathing in the glory of last Sunday's cricket match we get more good news. Trevor the younger has passed his driving test. "What, did it take that long?", I hear you say. Er yes. First person to email George with the deliberate mistake in the photo gets a pint or the equivalent.
Paul wins, but Trevor was borrowing George's driving licence for illustrative purposes only.
Posted by: George | July 15, 2011 at 09:40 AM

I spotted those ears.............mine's a large pimms please.......xxxxxx
Posted by: camilla | July 15, 2011 at 09:27 AM

He has not passed his test, he's nicked his father's driving licence! That'll be a Guinness please

Posted by: Paul Keeling | July 15, 2011 at 07:10 AM


Whilst Arthur completed the first leg of his bike ride the length of mainland Britain, other Keelings: Trevor, Simon, Jim, Paul, Harry, Archie, Luke, Zak and Josh helped by the steady Charley and Tom battled it out against team Sedlescombe on the cricket field. The Keeling team fielded first and the Sedlers hit 189 runs in 2 hours 20 minutes. Exceptional bowlers were Tom and Luke. We were afraid. Until, after tea, Captain Paul (48) and Charley (42) opened our batting with a partnership of 113 (there were quite a few byes, wides etc). After that we felt invincible and we were. In all, only five wickets fell by the time we reached 191 in 2 hours. We had won.
With George keeping the tally, does that make it the 'Dirty Dozen'?
Posted by: Paul | July 11, 2011 at 09:03 AM

brilliant! well done all of you - I could hardly hear myself sleep above the trumpets being played at home xxx love 'wife of' Captain

Posted by: van | July 11, 2011 at 07:51 AM