First timer

Here we go, first blog, ever… This could be one of those initiatives that goes nowhere or it could be awesome. Anna and I have been reading many other blogs over the past weeks (Going Slowly Blog is a great one), desperately trying to grasp an understanding of what all this ‘cycle touring’ is about?! Best piece of advice so far is that zero skill is needed to start out, phew, we are yet to complete even a day trip… But if there’s one thing I have learnt it’s that anything is possible, all you need is a vision and an understanding that things most often work out for the best.

With that in mind we’re off! T-minus 25 days we touch down in Heathrow, London. The plan from there is to spend a few days exploring the birthplace of the industrial revolution, then ride via Stone Henge to Bristol. From Bristol we hope for complete a few short forays over to Wales (where half my blood is from) and then cruise down the South West coast to Plymouth. The ferry will then zip us over to Roscoff Brittany (France), from where is only 56km to Dad’s house in Plouyé.

And that’s about as deep as our grand plan is so far. There’s been a lot of talk of riding to India – WTF – yes England to India has been our underlying vision. Sounds great, but as you can imagine planning such a trip leg for leg is a ridiculous task. So instead we have come up with a different approach. “Let’s just get out there, let’s be open for whatever rolls our way, we’re young, we’ve got time, we’ve got a bit of money saved up, things will all fit in to place and we will undoubtedly have the adventure of a life time!”

Well it feels good to have started this, hope your going to follow along on our journey. For now I better get off this damn computer and out on my new bike!!! Will keep you posted.

Sam

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Intensive training mission to Long Bay
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She finally arrives.
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