You may not remember, I sent out a plea “please no one else get married in the first six months of next year.” My plea fell on deaf ears it seems. So it’s back to the drawing board for next years cycling plans as one of our longest standing friends, I saw this chap born, well not literally… But needless to say it is a wedding I can’t miss and thus puts a little pressure on my plans to do the World Cycle Race.
Thats not too much of a problem as the world will still be there and as I had a few back up plans (once bitten…), these are kicking in for next year. So they will be:
Trans Am Bike Race on 7 June 2014 : 4,233miles a solo unsupported race across America, including the Rockies, gulp*
Raid Pyrenean: Mid July (TBC)
Transcontinental Race: 9 August 2014 : 2000miles, London to Istanbul+
* I have an incentive to get back for the TdF so some big miles will need to be pedalled – also not to be confused with the RAAM which is only 3,000miles and your kit, navigation and food production line follows in a car.
+ the planning is done for this as it was my missed race for this year (more weddings!)
It also means I can do some of the Spring Classics like Paris- Roubaix wooo hooo
I’ll be blogging about these in more detail and start giving an insight into what solo, unsupported really means, looking at some of the kit decisions and just what goes into the toiletry bag on a bikepacking trip.
Here to prove, you don’t need the kitchen sink on a trip.