So, here I am – all packed up and ready(ish) to go. But not yet. Today I’ll be hopping on a train to London then cycling to Ipswich – the abode of my beloved Cat – tomorrow morning (90 miles with no training… oh dear, oh dear). Departure is set for Thursday morning at 9am from Harwich to Hook van Holland.
I spent today finalising my packing, aka jamming things into my tiny panniers, courtesy of my dear friend Sean, and giving the bike a quick tune up with the selfsame compadre. Sean’s house is fortunately equipped with a complete bike workshop and his years of bikeshop experience… useful if you are mechanically challenged like myself.