we met a great old guy at the coach station who must be at least 65 and he won this trip last year after spending quite some time off the bike. He’s a little nervous to say the least but if I can still be doing this at his age then I’ll be happy.
finally the trip has started and it started with a 5:15 taxi side over the pennines to meet the coach in Manchester. it’s a long journey now through the UK and France with one overnight stop. at least the coach is comfortable but my legs will need a good rest when we get there.