Before I describe a bit about this blog and the big ride, the first word goes out to Sue. A very special lady who’s support, understanding and patience has been invaluable while I’ve been preparing for this trip. Though she is promising to re-decorate the house, and I am a bit concerned as to which shade of pink I’m going to come back too. She is also remarkable in having given me the biggest “pass” in the history of passes. But apparently I’ve agreed that when I get back it’s my turn to make tea in the morning. Every morning. For ever. No such thing as a free pass 🙂
A special thank you also to those who have offered financial backup. To date the trip has been self funded, but your offers are much appreciated, and given the extra costs incurred, it is likely that I will come to rely on this generosity.