Excitement is now reaching fever pitch regarding my forthcoming cross country cycle using the Sustrans C2C Route which is less than a week away.
The final Famous Five comprising Team Pelleton Peacock are:
Me - aka "Spike Legweak" after Lance Armstrong
Big Al - Son in law and highly trained Accountant
James - Son and heir and King of the Mountains
Julian - Son in Law mountain trained in Team Derbyshire
Keef - My brother (assuming he can get back from the US)
The demographic includes representatives from the 1940's, 50's, 60's, 70's and 80's but for reasons of confidentiality I can't tell you where I fit in. I haven't yet advised the other Pelleton members of my proposed age related handicap system or mentioned my electric bike to them.
We set off from Whitehaven in Cumbria on Saturday Morning and proceed via a succession of large fried breakfasts and pies with chips to arrive on the East Coast on Monday afternoon somewhere between Whitley Bay and South Shields depending on who is doing the map reading.
I did a 50 mile cycle on Saturday so was feeling slightly smug until I remembered the essential difference between Norfolk and the Lake District. The latter has got a pencil museum.
For those of you who intend lining the route and cheering us on with flags and gay bunting, please arrive early as the crowds are going to be phenomenal.