So! With just 51 days until I set off to cycle 18,000 miles around the world at record pace, I think it about time I start getting the hang of using this Blog to keep everyone up to date over the next few weeks and during my challenge.
Everything is beginning to fall into place..... slowly. I have still not had any luck with corporate sponsorship to help me fund my trip, So I will have to rely on my savings being stretched and allot of very kind friends, family and sponsors of equipment, e.g Bike, tyres etc.
Angus Taylor of http://www.taylormadebikes.co.uk/ has been very busy building my bike frame. It nearing completion. We are just waiting on the paint shop to work there magic. After visiting Angus on several occasions during the building process I am very confident that the frame is going to exactly what is required for my ride, I am so keen to get out and do some testing on it now before I set off. I have got most of the components waiting and ready to build the bike up as soon as I arrives. Thanks to the kind support from:
Madgetts cycles; http://www.madgettscycles.co.uk/
Schwalbe tyres: http://www.schwalbe.co.uk/
I have been attempting to raise awareness of my challenge to as many people as possible recently, I have had several photo shoots and interviews with local news papers and they are starting to share my story, Like this one for the East Anglian Daily Times http://www.eadt.co.uk/news/suffolk_cyclist_bids_to_ride_18_000_miles_in_160_days_1_1163669
Keep your eyes open for much more info coming this way very soon,
Thank you for your support.