Our Guestbook - comments left on our website during the trip...

Geoff Barron 21 February 2010 13:21:22

Hi to you both, Great accomplishment, well done to you.

I'm a little late making comments but I plan to cycle the coast of Britain from May-August this year. I'm also using a thorn, fab bike. Thanks. Geoff.

Harmi & Jatinder 25 February 2008 14:18:45

Hi Guys

Congratulations on completing your ride!! It was great meeting you in India while we were on holiday in Goa. We organise and take part in the Birmingham - London Bike Ride every year and we think its great what you have done for Cancer Research.

We hope you guys are keeping well and had loads of FUN!!

Lots of Love

Harmi and Jatinder

Lee Ford 07 February 2008 12:49:07

Well done guys.

What an amazing trip, and what an amazing couple for having the guts to make it real. Hope your memories stay with you forever.

Fantastic event, once again, well done

Lee Ford

Gavin 05 January 2008 00:00:00

Well done! I have a team ready to cycle the length of Scotland for a small trip this summer. Currently applying for funding from local authorities to help cover some costs. Please visit our page for more info or to get in touch!

HUGH 09 September 2007 00:00:00


Ken 30 August 2007 00:00:00

Now that you have both had a good rest when can we expect the book of your travels to be published?

Gordon Rennie 03 July 2007 00:00:00

I am amazed at your journey and determination for such a trip. I offer my congratulations on raising the money for such a good cause. I am hoping to cycle from John ogroats to Landsend for Cancer Research but feel a bit embarassed now and may make it a cycle around Britains coastline. Good luck for the future Thanks Gordon.

Karen Soane 14 May 2007 00:00:00

Congratulations on making it there and back safely and for avoiding those dogs!

Have really enjoyed reading your diary pages.

Must meet up soon for drinks and to hear more about your incredible journey.

John B 13 May 2007 00:00:00

I hope we get to meet you and hear a bit about that amazing trip when you are next over to Norn Iron. Very best wishes to both of you.

Lisa Hawker 11 May 2007 00:00:00

Great to see you both home safe and sound. Everyone is very proud of you both. Kat - love the tan lines.

Oscar Antao 10 May 2007 00:00:00

Congratulations, to both of you, for a truely wondeful achievement. Well done!!!

Sam Wright (Jenkins) 10 May 2007 00:00:00

Hey there ! Just saw the report on your amazing achievement on the evening news, I always knew you were a little crazy Kat but this kinda confirms it! Congratulations to you both.

Sam x

Walkertron 10 May 2007 00:00:00

Yaaaaaaaaaay Grrrrrrrrrrr and Mr Mason....Home sweet home eh!! Fosters Top here we come. You are both awesome....so proud of you!!! :-)

Dale Hurman 30 March 2007 00:00:00

Congratulations, to both of you, for a truely wondeful achievement. I never doubted you for a second and I am so proud of you.

Emma Edwards 22 March 2007 00:00:00

Well done both on your amazing journey, we have enjoyed reading your progress throughout the stages and seeing the great pictures taken. Good luck and all the best.

Ken & Eric 22 March 2007 00:00:00

Congratulations on reaching Beijing. It is a wonderful city with many things to see and do and when you go to Badaling to walk the wall remember to climb to the left.

Josh 17 March 2007 00:00:00

What you two have done is amazing and I think you should take all the credit you get.

Janine 12 March 2007 00:00:00

Ni hao!! Congrats on making it to China!! Kit Kat, are you going to be able to find somewhere to catch the grand prix?! Whatever will you do?!?! Keep up the good work, see you soon x x

Ken & Eric 07 March 2007 00:00:00

Ni Hao to China!!!!!!!

Walkertron 07 March 2007 00:00:00

Grrrrrrrr mrrrrrr rrrrrrrrrrr WOO HOO you made it!! Well done guys!!!! :-)

Emma 02 March 2007 00:00:00

Good luck you two! I used to work at RPA, as an AA. Richard Mason worked on the same floor as me in North Gate House! Good luck to you both.

Kate 18 February 2007 00:00:00

Well being a fellow Roylas fan I thought I should let you know that we are currently 6th in the premiership :-D the lads are playing amazingly well and we are all really proud of them for the determination they have shown this year winning or losing - our best result was on new years day, 6-0 to the mighty royals against West Ham :-D and we have now got a replay against Man Utd at the Mad Stad late on in March to get into the quarter finals of the FA cup after drawing 1-1 thanks to Bryn :-D. Its good to have Kitson back after we lost him after the first game of the season. Anyway i'm sure you are keeping up to date but if not just wanted to let you know as if i ever did anything like this i know i would want to be informed especially this season being so special...

Anyway i think its amazing what you two are doing and i hope you enjoy every minute as the scenery and the memories you will have will soon help you forget the pain. Good luck, stay safe x

Gerry Dolan 12 February 2007 00:00:00

Thank you for the update, enjoyed the Photos, stunning scenery, please post some more when you get some spare time, keep safe and keep pedaling, all the best.

Gerard and Kate 10 January 2007 00:00:00

Great to have met you in Penang and the spent the early hours of the New Year with you! Hope all is well in Thailand and good luck with the longer roads leading north! We took the easy route back to Singapore, but thought about you enjoying Malaysia cycling through it , despite what you think you see from the air - you see nothing, feel nothing. Take care! Gerard and Kate

Dale Hurman 24 December 2006 00:00:00

Hello Richard and Kat, I hope you both have a wonderful Christmas over there in Malaysia and that 2007 is all that you dream it to be and more.

I must admit I had heard stories that you were holed up in a hide-out in Dover feasting on curries whilst being creative with Photoshop. I haven't come up with a theory on how Richard has enhanced his legs / thighs though. Pesky rumour-mongers eh?

I am missing you loads and my thoughts are with you. I really appreciate the e-mails / postcards / diary. It's almost like being there myself - but without the sore bum.

By the way, I've finished at the RPA now. Looks like I'll have to get myself another job!

Look after yourselves and I'll speak to you soon.



ps: Wycombe are in the League Cup Semi-Finals (we're playing Chelsea) Hurrah!

pps: Can I have your autographs too? (It's ok I'll wait til you get back home)

Janine 18 December 2006 00:00:00

Hey, Merry Christmas to both of you, hope you have a good one. Love Janine (and the boy Jay)

Kat & Richard 14 December 2006 00:00:00

Since we won't be sending cards, we'd like to wish you all a very happy Christmas from Malaysia. It will certainly be strange to be warm, sober(ish) and eating turkey curry. Thanks for all the guestbook entries and emails over the past 6 months, they always bring a smile.

Ken Walker 13 December 2006 00:00:00

Have a great Christmas with plenty of Tiger beer. Looking forward to the next installment of your incredible journey. I am looking forward to your picture of the giant tankard!

Walkertron 10 December 2006 00:00:00

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!! Have a good one!! Stay Safe :-)

George Ross 23 November 2006 00:00:00

Well done guys! When your legs are in pain and you want to stop just think hey I'm doing this for Cancer and people with Cancer go through alot more pain than this! My thoughts are with you on your trip. Take care

Keith, Jennifer & Philip in Armagh 22 November 2006 00:00:00

At long last we have had a few moments to read all your news, photos etc (not just the abbreviated version from Sheila and your Dad). Well done to the both of you and keep pedalling!

Teresa Broad 20 November 2006 00:00:00

Kat and Richard, I thouroughy enjoy reading about your exploits, and your characters certainly come through in the write ups. Almost like being in the office. The trip sounds both wonderful and terrifying. Good luck and my best wishes. P.S. The mind boggles at the thought of Richard with "big" legs!!

JOHN & SHEILA MASON 03 November 2006 00:00:00

Happy Birthday Richard, hope you've recovered from your celebrations with Kat. You'll never have another birthday like this........! Going to your local Indian in Reading would have saved a lot of pedalling! Keep up the good work. Love Dad and Sheila.

Jude Brindley 02 November 2006 00:00:00

Vegetarian??? Oh no, how are you going to survive, Kat? I'm really enjoying the updates and wishing you so much luck! Be careful!


Gurpreet 28 October 2006 00:00:00

Hi Kat. Thanks for dropping e-mails..its really nice to read your diaries and your whereabouts. Hope your having a great time in Goa. Take care Love Gurpreet

Jill Hughes/Elca Keir 26 October 2006 00:00:00

Well done to both of you, we could not have done it better ouselves! (says Elca). Do you remember Kat when you thought that i had cycled a long way, cycling to Paris and back. I am really impressed with your efforts (especially with 4 panniers each) looking forward to the next episode.

Geoffrey Chin 02 October 2006 00:00:00

"The teacher taught us a lesson"

Well I was feeling disgusted after getting lost to find a restaurant in Beyoglu so I decided to head back to Akbiyik Caddesi (Backpackers Row in Istanbul) and while I was eating my nasty Iskender kebap with tomato sauce (watery katsup) I happened to meet Rick and Kat. Needless to say I was stunned, enamored and impressed of their devotion to tackle on a challenge this huge. We ended up dining and drinking for 5 hours! In that time this lady from the US who claimed she was teaching in Turkey came up to chill with us and ordered us a round of beers and chips. Now here is where the Turkish technique comes in, she gets up and says she has to go and wishes everyone a safe time. After this we realize that she just left and stiffed us on the bill! This other scottish lady saw the whole and laughed. We had been taught a lesson - how to get fleeced on a bunch of beers and chips! It was right there that I donated 20USD to Richard and Kat. Hope you guys are doing well, and good luck! Geoff

Walkertron 02 October 2006 00:00:00

Grrrrrrr rrrrrrrrrr yay for making it to India!! Woo hoo.....Im all booked up and looking forward to seeing you (not so sure about Mason!!) in November!!

Mason - you miss the whereabouts chart?? Really?? You're sooooo sad!! :-)

Anyway, stay safe and i'll see you both in 4 weeks or so for lots of curries and beer!!

Lee (GKR) 30 September 2006 00:00:00

Well done both of you, glad you're still enjoying your little excursion

think of you each day.

God bless.

Oscar Antao 29 September 2006 00:00:00

Guys well done!!!!

Kat don't forget to say hello to Goa for me

Take care


Ken Walker 25 September 2006 00:00:00

Well done on completing your first continent. We look forward to reading about the next one.


Grrrrrrrrrrrs Dad and Eric

CLEO JONES 21 August 2006 00:00:00

Hi there both of you just been catching up with your adventures.

I must say you two have me cracking up the way you describe things!!! Thats one thing I miss not having you both here in RPA!!

Keep up the good work and look after each other, and Kat for god sake no more falls!!

God's blessings and love to you both always.

Cleo xx

Liz Scott 18 August 2006 00:00:00

Hi Richard & Kat,

Just read thru your 'blogs' - brilliant! Really glad you're enjoying your adventure together.

I'm about to be off on my own adventure - I've been accepted at Brighton Uni!!

Keep on pedalling, you are doing a fantasic inspirational thing & I wish you tons of luck for the rest of your journey. I hope the bikes hold together well!

Loadsa love,

Liz Scott (formerly Gash, another Maiden Erlegh-ite)

Walkertron 16 August 2006 00:00:00

Hey you guys!!!

Everyone here is still keeping up with your progress and are amazed you havent killed Mr Mason yet!! LOL

Dont worry Kat every time I have a double vodka redbull and aftershock I think of you! Although like you care when you get to buy beer at 33p per half litre!

Hope you are both safe and well......and not losing each other (yes Kat that also means not deliberately trying to lose him as well). Happy Cycling, speak soon.

Gerry Dolan 25 July 2006 00:00:00

Glad to hear that you are both still in good spirits despite Kat's fall, she was lucky, if you know what I mean, her trek could have ended right there. Keep on pedalling.


"Sausage Man" 19 July 2006 00:00:00

Well done so far. I was slightly surprised to read that as you are a "doctor" you were not able to treat Kat's injuries yourself?

Peter 12 July 2006 00:00:00

Hi Kat, a bit of GKR stuff to take your mind off cycling. Roy, Lee, Sam, Luke and (would you believe it) Duncan graded last weekend, so they're all Green belts now. We heard that Duncans old orange belt had to be surgically removed, but it's only a rumour.

Keep the pedals turning and best wishes from Peter, Sarah, Rachel and all your friends at GKR.

Big Dave 05 July 2006 00:00:00

Go guys!! I am reading your diary comments avidly and cannot wait for the next installment. I was sorry to hear about the slippery curb inccident - hope you have suitably recovered now?

Good luck and happy cycling :-)

Oscar Antao 29 June 2006 00:00:00

Hi Guys hope your enjoying the long and winding road. Sorry I was not there(In Leeds now), but Kat can you say hello to Goa.

Hope to see you when you return.

Mick Murphy 22 June 2006 00:00:00

I'd just like to wish Richard and Kat all the very best for their trek. I hope the saddle-soreness isn't permanent.............

Natalie 16 June 2006 00:00:00

I think that this is a great idea and i wish you both the best of luck!

God Bless You Both.

surinder 14 June 2006 00:00:00

Hi Richard and Kat

Sorry I could not come to see you off in Reading for your trip. All the best and have a safe journey. Surinder

Janine Janine 05 June 2006 00:00:00

Hey Kitty Kat Kat, it's the big day!! Fortunately sunny, so you won't be tempted to go swimming in Forbury before you set off (though mind those pesky slopes, won't you!) Best of luck to the both of you (still, frankly, think you're out of your mind!!), and have a safe trip. Despite your absence, you can rely on several requests of Tainted Love in your honour!!

Tracy Pyne 05 June 2006 00:00:00

Hi guys,

wishing you all the success in the world. I'm looking forward to hearing how you are getting on.

Take care


TOM WOODALL 04 June 2006 00:00:00


Walkertron 01 June 2006 00:00:00

GRRRRR RRRRRRR MRRRRRR Only a few more days to go........May the force be with you!!! I hope you have the trip of a lifetime, will see you on Monday for the big send off and hopefully on route as well........Yay to the Kat!!! (And to the Mason I suppose!!!)

Kat's Dad 29 May 2006 00:00:00

Thought I had better say something before you change my computer, but what? Everything has been said by others, can't think of anything witty, so enjoy yourselves and I will be there to see you off and here when you return.

Lisa McMillan 21 May 2006 00:00:00

Hello Kat,

Not long now till you two spin into the sun. Just wanted to say good luck to you both. I hope you have a wonderful time.

Things are ticking along great with TSE, glad to be rid of Chetwynds. I was telling Parry about your trip and he says 'hi'. Change of contracts was a nightmare but is settling down now, thank goodness.

Take care.

Gerry Dolan 12 May 2006 00:00:00

Listened to your interview this morning on Radio Ulster with Gerry Anderson, a mammoth task you have set yourselves, but I wish you both all the best, and will be keeping a watch on your progress.

Joanne Townson 04 May 2006 00:00:00

Gotta admire you guys!

Left Reading 9 years ago and now live with my family in Hong Kong, so if you need a comfy bed, excellent nights sleep, hot bubble bath and just some gorgeous comfort food, call me I've posted my number, we mean it! Loved to have ya.

Good luck and god bless.

Alison Brooks 28 April 2006 00:00:00

Hi Kat. Here is another blast from the past. I spotted you in the paper on Wednesday. I'm really sorry to hear about your mum and what you are doing is fantastic. I wish you and Richard lots of luck on your travels.

Alison Brooks

P.S. I also just wanted to know if you are taking Bobby for the ride?? (Te, he, he)

Jo Wiffen 28 April 2006 00:00:00

Hi Kat,

It's been a long time! Alison sent me the link when she saw you in the paper. Really sorry to hear about your mum. It's a fantastic idea and I hope you enjoy the journey. Best of luck

Jo x

Farah Williamson 27 April 2006 00:00:00

Hello! I've just come across this site through the Cancer Research UK site and I think what you're doing is awesome! There aren't many people like you left in the world and I really wish you all the best. x

Kathryn Adams 13 April 2006 00:00:00

Hi Kat,

I was really sorry to hear about your Mum. I think what you are doing is very special.

Wishing you and Richard a very safe journey. We will be keeping a regular check on where you are.

It would be great to hear from you after all these years.

Take care of yourselves.

Kathryn Adams (previously Kathryn Hill)

Claire Rushton 07 April 2006 00:00:00

Hello Kat, you might remember me from our school days at Radstock and Maiden Erleigh. I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw you on the T.V! I would like to wish you both all the very best for your amazing trip, which is certainly supporting a worthy cause. Enjoy yourselves!

Claire Rushton (Previously Sharp) xxx

Amanda 04 April 2006 00:00:00

I think what you are doing is great good luck!

Cleo Jones 14 March 2006 00:00:00

Hi there you two!!

I would just like to wish you both all the best on your journey take care of each other and god be your guide.

I will miss you here in the RPA, things won't be the same without Mr Brilliant and his better half!!!! With lots of love and a deep respect.


Ted Morley 26 February 2006 00:00:00

Visited China in 1990 and 1991 when there were more cycles than cars. Ken Walker visited in 2005 and it was the other way around. A country well worth a visit but do your reading before you go.

Eric Simmonds 21 January 2006 00:00:00

Your eyes will be opened ,stay focused ,and alert ,God Speed.

Ken Walker 06 January 2006 00:00:00

When you get to Beijing you must walk the wall at Badaling.

But you must climb to the left as your legs will be strong enough by then!

Good Luck!

David Morrish 28 October 2005 00:00:00

You look like a bit of a criminal from your Photo Richard. You could have at least smiled as if you might enjoy the experience!

How is the training going? How many miles per week are you clocking up? Done any rides in rainy\windy weather because this will make a big difference in how long you'll be able to ride comfortably and it's more of a strain!

Am I your first commentee?

See you next week on your birthday!


Dad 21 September 2005 00:00:00

Finally logged on.

Very good website.

Instead of buying 2 bikes why not use a tandem, then you can relax and let Kat do all the work. She is a lot younger than you!

I notice one very important piece of equipment is missing from your list--A BOTTLE OPENER! Can we read other peoples comments on this website?