August 24, 2011, by Andrew Burden
JoGLE, D-Day minus 2: the Vice-Chancellor’s Blog
48 hours until the Life Cycle team sets off on leg one from John O’Groats.
Planning is more or less complete, although last minute bits and pieces that might make the journey just a little easier are still being bought. My last training run was on Sunday. That’s it until I get back in the saddle on Friday.
This morning I loaded my two bikes into our support van: a ‘Scott Speedster’ for road riding and a ‘Cannondale Quick’ for when we are on tracks. (The ‘Speedster’ and ‘Quick’ labels obviously worked on me).
We have benefitted a lot from the time which various colleagues in the University have generously given to provide specialist advice: on nutrition, health, safety and medical care.
The one last thing to worry about between now and Friday is the weather and the current 5 day forecast is not good: showers on Friday and heavy rain on Saturday and Sunday, with winds of 26 mph. The only good news is that they are not headwinds!
Let’s hope this weather system moves through quickly and that forecast is revised. If not, we are facing a tricky start.
August 24th 2011
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