3 Days to go

Last minute preparations

We’d taken Rubes and Roberto into the bike hospital earlier in the week. Rubes, particularly had looked rather sad as her red handlebar tape had come unstuck and the rubber band which had been carefully positioned the previous week to hold it in place was no longer fulfilling its role. We knew they were in safe hands with Big Dave at Banjo cycles. When we picked the up they looked all shiny and new and more importantly the gear changes were now back to being silkily smooth. Thanks Dave!

We’d got an opportunity to do a live interview with the ‘Big Man’, Adam Ball, at BBC Radio Oxford in the Oxford, so we scooted off to Summertown. Patrick did a marvellous job of making sure our key messages were included in the interview. To listen to the interview click on the link below and fast forward to 39 mins 20 secs

BBC Radio Oxford Interview

Having returned home and spent several hours packing all our gear – from malt loaves to large bicycle pumps, we settled down to the watch the BBC forecast for the forthcoming week. It was not good news. Our travels from Chesterfield to Coventry on Wednesday look as if they could be a little wet…

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