And now you have to ride it.

It started off with wanting to do Super Randonneur series but not being able to make it any of the AUK calendar 600s as they were all pushed forward by Paris-Brest-Brest. The foundations were really laid with an off hand comment on my abortive attempt at the Moors and Wolds 400 about trying a DIY on the London-Edinburgh-London 2013 route. And then yesterday it was cemented when the brevet card turned up in the post.

The plan is to use the main controls to give a route Nottingham-Spalding-Market Rasen-Pocklington-Thirsk-Scotch Corner-Barnard Castle-Brampton-Moffat-Edinburgh at just a touch over 600k, with a room booked at Scotch corner for a couple of hours rest.

So since then there’s been the planning of routes, booking of rooms and train tickets and pleading for time off. All of which takes a fair amount of time. And then suddenly you realise that there’s only 2 weeks till you should be slogging past York on a bike. Hopefully there’s been enough ‘training’ in the last couple of weeks as it’s a bit late now. Couple of weeks of 100+ miles of commuting should help. And this weekend’s plans should add another 150 miles in to the pot. Not sure if going to the Rock+Bike next weekend should really feature in a taper, but it should be nice and relaxing.

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