The practice ride was great fun and proved an essential test of our kit equipment and fitness levels. Here's what I learnt:
Moulton's have a fairly geeky following. As we learnt on our practice ride cycle nerds sit up and take notice when Jacob and Alexander spin past on their bikes.
They are incredible and beautiful machines that make excellent touring bikes. As is shown below even the Prime Minister has shown an interest in their quirky design. We owe a huge thank you to John McNaughton for agreeing to supply us with a pair of them FOC for the duration of the ride.
There are quite a few expedition related jobs that need doing today:
- follow Rainbows on Twitter and like them on Facebook
- change the fundraising target on the Just Giving page from £10k to £100k (Mike Saunders is nothing if not ambitious!)
- change the dates of the expedition to allow ourselves a little more time for contingencies etc.
- change the ferry crossing