Absolutely cracking day today! Out the door before 8am into the cool morning air, turning over the pedals with Rob for the first time since Christmas, and getting our teeth into some serious ride planning. He’s in good shape but was good enough not to hurt me too much on the climbs; he’s a good man. Over coffee we discussed logistics, gear ratios, banana sandwiches, skinny dipping, a kit list and the merits of chick flicks. I think it’s fair to say we’re both going into unknown territory, and despite the uncertainties, we’re excited about what we’re trying to achieve in the next few weeks. Most exciting is the promo event we are hoping to hold in central London at the beginning of August. More details on this very soon, watch this space.