The Countdown Is On

The final countdown is on. There is just over a week left until I embark upon my cycling adventure. In a last ditch effort to get some extra time on the saddle I took an evening trip to a beautiful lake on the outskirts of a town called Meriden.

The bike felt good on the road, especially with my new, thinner tires. My legs felt good. The weather was gorgeous (Summer in well on its way) and I found an old phone box that had been converted into a tiny library… which was awesome.

The phone box library
Obligatory ‘welcome to’ photo
Lovely community library
My final destination

I still have a lot of things to sort out before I leave. Boring things like travel insurance and essential things like finding a lightweight, waterproof tent. (Yeah, true to my usual self I’ve left a lot of things to the last minute).

I’m going to try and get out on my bike as often as possible, but I think sourcing equipment and tying up loose ends will take up most of my remaining free time.