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The Tour of the North – debrief and microsite

It’s been 4 weeks since The Tour of the North. My rig is long since cleaned and put away in the shed, the Deuter lies in storage, the tub of Sudocrem isĀ sitting like a trophy on the mantelpiece now hidden from site in a bathroom cupboard. My legs recovered well – in fact the experience transformed my form, and after a week I noticed a big speed and strength boost on the road bike.

Note: this debrief never made it into full post form – but here is the microsite I created for the Tour:

C2C route

View C2C 2011 – Bowland, Dales, Moors in a larger map

Tom, Andy, Max and I are riding an off-road coast-to-coast in late April. Check the route, a labour of logistical love by Tom Wood (aka ‘The Voice of Reason’).

We’re doing it Alpine-style, catching a train first thing on the morning of Friday 22 April, and returning late on Tuesday 26. We’ll be travelling light, and staying at a combination of hostels and BnBs (there was talk of staying in some leaky moorland barn but I got down on my knees and begged for warm bedding). According to the current plan the last day’s ride will be 65 miles – no mean achievement.

I’m going to get nostalgic about the other time I did the coast-to-coast in another post…