Well tomorrow at 5am I will be heading out to see just how far I can ride. Starting in Rugeley in Staffordshire I will head over to Gnosall and get on the canal up to Chester. I believe this will be the hardest section of my planned route as the towpath is mostly grass.

Over the distance the path drops by about 100 metres with a few small uphills but nothing to worry about. Chester is about 100km (62 miles) away and this represents my minimum goal. Then a further 20km takes me onto Flint and the Welsh coast. With my ‘I would like to reach goal’ being Prestatyn. This is about 140km (86 miles).


I’m only 20 km short of riding 100 miles, it is so tempting but we will have to wait and see if my legs can manage the distance.

Anyway, I need to do a final check on my kit and bike so I will update the blog tomorrow or Wednesday

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