Am I mad?
Go for it! It's like your first Marathon or Ironman....you'll love it and never forget it!
I did my first one a few years back on my own (my two friends pulled out towards the end) with camping gear strapped to the sides and top of panniers. Had an amazing experience! So much so I did it again the year after, but this time I island hopped through inner and outter hebrides. Almost got blown off the mountains on isle of Harris. Very exhilerating. Camping is a must! Also great for endurance and strength work on the cycling leggies. Plan to do it again either in a few weeks or next year.
If you were a member of the CTC (Cycle Touring Club), they have a trip section which supplies routes etc.
A lot depends on how much time you have to do it in and how bothered you are on the route. Easy is B&B Fairly main roads, average 100miles a day. Home and back again in two weeks. If you have the time to carry all your camping cooking gear etc, ave 60miles a day, quieter roads then about three weeks.
Mays seen as the best time of year, not normally too wet or hot..
candy ollier wrote (see)
Err, I think she is talking about running it
Apologies yes, I heard mention of panniers and 7 year old cycling it and misread it. Reading back through it about distances etc that makes a lot more sense.
Good luck, for now I'll stick to cycling it......
Possibly one of the best people you could talk to is Mimi Anderson. Mimi broke the female record in 2008.
Whilst it might not be your ambition to have a crack at the record, I am 100% confident she would help you in whatever way you needed.
Her contact details can be found on her website - http://www.marvellousmimi.com/
Hi, Have only just seen this - months later!!! If I can help in anyway please don't hesitate to contact me www.marvellousmimi.com
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