Fourth Report from Alaska - Al and Andy reach Nome

Andy Heading at the end of the 2000 race.

Heard from Andrew at 6.30am - the boys rode into Nome after catching up with Mike Madden, in the early hours of this morning. It took them just over 18 days and four hours. Both are in good spirits, although I think Andrew is suffering after riding a small bike for such a long time (knees,

They hope to get back asap, but flights are quite booked up, so they're trying to pull some strings. Hopefully they'll be back to a wet and windy England by early next week. I'm sure Andy will be in touch as soon as he's eaten vast amounts of curry.

Amanda Heading