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.