Day zero, minus 2 – so far so good. A gentle ride to Peterborough, despite the gusting southerly wind. Managed to negotiate the ‘travel with a bike’ requirements of East Coast rail and to effect a near perfect change at Darlington – sprinting the entire length of the platform, because the guards vans were at opposite ends of the respective trains!
All the kit has been safely stowed into two panniers, a rack pack and a saddle bag….and I thought we were travelling light!
Bryan, up at Scottish base camp, assures me he’s in the process of assembling his kit, prior to packing it, and will be at Arbroath to meet me. Our original plan being to cycle back to ‘base’ but the weather being as it is, it’s more likely to be the car. If only those arrangements were possible once we get under way!
It’s very pleasing to report that we are close to achieving 15% of our sponsorship target and that there is a steady trickle of DoNation pledges coming in, prior to our departure. A big thank you to all those who have donated or pledged so far – please do spread the word!
Over the next couple of days we’ll be hopefully refining the technology to bring you details of each days route and the stats for the individual rides. We’ll also be illustrating the ‘highs’ and ‘lows’ ( and the bits in between!) as they happen.
And to test the theory….
More blogging tomorrow….