LONDON TO HOLYHEAD.
And so it begins again. Some of us have been here before. We've experienced the pain. The unexpected numb toes at nought degrees in the Australian Outback. The blistered hands after three days and fifty dirt-filled kilometres. The darkness and climax-inducing adulation. For others, this is a new experience. A challenge not yet conquered. Demons not yet overcome. The light is a long way off. But it will come.
Today, though, is a new day for us all. For what we're about to embark on is the unknown. 8 riders, 3 support crew, 2 documentary makers and a photographer. 1000km. Over 12,000 metres of climbing. A long way from home.