Drat — the final leg of our journey from Land’s End to John O’Groats has been postponed. We made it through vile weather and horrible headwinds in Cornwall, past the disaster of a crashing Garmin Edge in Bristol which made navigation interesting, through Shropshire and a wheel popping out of true, all the way up past Carlise and nearly to Glasgow, until an injury forced us off the road. It was a fantastic ride, and we’re looking forward to another attempt in Spring. But meanwhile here’s some reflection on long bike rides for the Guardian bike blog. Interesting that so many people in the comments know what I’m talking about. Long distance cycling really does put your brain in an interesting place.