The night before….

So here we go. 11pm the night before the adventure begins. I’m in the midst of packing, checking equipment (including testing whether I can update the blog from the iPad) and fretting about all the things I might forget or that could go wrong.
I cannot wait for 8:30am to come and we set off on our first of what will be 1,000 miles. At that point everyone will have met, the crew will have given their safety briefing, day bags will have been packed with spare inner tubes and each individuals own sweet treat and the majority of the organisation will be done.
We will very quickly immerse ourselves in the job of getting from A to B. Maybe it is the basic simplicity of that very act I find most appealing but I’m looking forward to it. The tough bits not so much but I guess we’ll have to take the rough with the smooth
So here’s to 9 days of challenge, camaraderie and trying to watch as much of the World Cup as possible while riding from London to Monte Carlo…

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