Well the day has finally arrived and we meet at Carlisle station to catch the train to Newcastle and then to Wallsend to start!

The weather’s not great but I’m sure the adrenalin will soon warm us up.

We’ll update the blog as frequently as we can, but will probably tweet more in the first two days with snippets of our progress.

We would just like to thank everyone for all the support and good luck wishes. It really does make a difference!

If you’d like to make a donation, just go here http://www.justgiving.com/David-Graham1. You will be supporting a great cause.

Ok time to go and get sorted!