A couple of things have caused us to rethink the idea of a coast to coast bike ride next May. Firstly Nicky has had a bad back since our 40 mile bike ride - although it's pretty well back to normal now, and was probably caused by digging our allotment rather than cycling. So she hasn't cycled since, although I've been cycling to work 2 or 3 times a week and doing the odd short trip at weekends. Hopefully Nicky'll be back in the saddle soon for some gentle rides. The second - and main factor is that logistically it will be easier to drive up to my parents near Leeds and do a round trip over the North Yorks Moors, down the Yorkshire coast and back. It will also be a lot cheaper since the train costs or one way car hire costs to Morcambe and back from Brid are quite a lot.
I'm still planning on a 60 odd bike ride from Tring to Wallingford and back with my old LEJOG chums on 10th Oct. Nicky plans to just meet us for a pub lunch. More on this later.