A little over a month since the last blog and the dreaded man flu is still hanging around. It put paid to a few days of my ski holiday, much to my frustration, but as time marches on and with the prospect of pedalling from Poole to Paris now probably only 3 or 4 months away, it’s time to turn thoughts to some planning. Usually challenge planning takes place with a few foaming glasses (for inspiration) but this year thanks to antibiotics it was a glass of Ribena, (other fruit squashes are probably available).
I was asked a few weeks ago if I had a fundraising page so I set one up and it’s already raised the first £20 (thank you whoever you are “anonymous donor”), so its real and we have now to get on and do it. So buoyed on by that, the chief protagonist of this years harebrained scheme, (lets call him Matt, as that’s still his name) and I sat down with a notebook, a map and a calendar. To be honest the session raised more questions than answers and so its now time to start doing some homework but the plan still remains to cover the distance in around 4 days, provisional route is planned as above, it will entail something like the equivalent of London to Brighton each day for 4 consecutive days, and the rest probably needs for us to have a proper alcohol fuelled planning session.