Well only 3 days to go and we are off. First leg of the trip is take the train to Charing (our furthest point on the Dry Run - see below) and then cycle to the Holiday Inn near the Channel Tunnel terminal. More details on this first leg here later.
I did a 38km run over Biggin Hill and Westerham Hill today. It’s a bit late for training now, but felt I needed to do something. Google Earth link below. I know why they named it Biggin Hill now – it’s steep. Still a restorative pint of Harveys Best Bitter at the Grasshopper on the Green at Westerham http://www.grasshopperonthegreen.com/ helped a lot.
Cycling route below : Note GPS lost signal for a bit of the trip, hence the straight line over the trees.
I’ve got my bike booked in for a service tomorrow at Bromley Bike – it will need a check over before setting off.
New pedals are great – highly recommended. I can choose between a flat pedal or a clip-in pedal. Flat pedal is great in busy traffic.
Also been busy route planning – trying to find a suitable route with easily available campsites or cheap hotels is proving a lot more complex than I thought.
I’m hoping my “Assistant” (Penny) can update this as we go along – so watch this space.