So it is about to begin. I have packed up my bike into a box, ready to go on the plane, and all my stuff is scattered around the floor ready to go in the panniers. This is the first time I have been on a cycling trip that hasn’t started at ‘home’ so I am a bit nervous about packing up the bike at the start of the trip- I just hope it all goes back together again when we get there!
There are a few less of us this year, only four. Keith (The Major) returns, as do Jonny and Pete. Keith and I are leaving early Sunday morning, and the others join us in Biarritz on Sunday evening. The first job will be to negotiate a route; with a more direct route on the table as well as a more coastal route. If you choose to follow the updates that will follow in future days, you will find out which we choose!!