@JAH_tim lovely posts and thank you for your kind words.
The ride this year was the hardest for me due to serious lack of fitness and time off the bike. But the forum crew I collected at the cutty shark pub were both patient and generous with their support. I doubt I would have got ‘round without them. I’ve never walked canonbie before, so that was a new experience..
What never changes is the sense of adventure, the atmosphere and forum peeps that add something special to an already great excuse ‘let’s call it celebration’ for a superb bicycle ride across our great citeh Babylon-don..
See you on the road again soon and best always