Monday, 28 June 2010

A long journey always begins with one small step..

I'm up and running ! Well, with this new blog is anyway!

It has been said that the planning of the trip is as exciting as the journey itself. True. I love the hustle and bustle of 'getting it all together'. The extra challenge for me, apart from the usual travel obstacles of vacinations, maps, planning the route and so forth, is that I will have to fit everything I need for the trip into two cycle panniers and a handlebar bag! Luckily I have done some short UK cycle tours before and have experience of cramming what I need into 2 small bags hanging off the back of a bicycle. However, a continuous world trip has many more demands and I will have to be disciplined and ruthless when packing for this trip next May!

Because I love the preparation and planning almost as much as the trip itself, I am starting this blog now - a year before departure - so that those of you who are keen to follow my journey - will be able to dip in and keep tabs on how I'm doing, as well as having a laugh at what is sure to be some mishaps and frustrations with whatever is thrown up before me in the next year. Also, if you are like me, and interested in the logistics of a journey, you will be kept up to date with just how my progress is doing and what I am doing as each month leads up to departure date.

Then when travelling, I will try to keep this blog up to date as much as possible but I am intending to cycle in a few remote places and may not be able to post to the blog for a short while. So, please do follow my journey and please buy my book that I am going to write when I get back!

thats all for now folks!

Watch this space