It's time to do another major ride. After over a year of small trips and longer day trips, Andrew, my eldest son, and I are about to embark on a journey along the south coast. As my previous ride was a true 'End to End', it seems appropriate to call this new one a 'Side to Side'. We're starting at Land's End and ending at North Foreland, well known to shipping forecast lovers everywhere! It's actually at the South East tip of the Thames Estuary. The ride is about 480 miles in length and will take about 9 days. That's an average of about 53 miles per day.
As this ride was Andrew's brainchild, it's only fair that he gets to choose the charity involved. This time we're raising money for Cancer Research UK. Andrew has set up a site for donations at justgiving.com.
Pedaling starts in earnest on September 2nd. Before then there are final preparations to make and some new kit to describe. More soon.