John100 wrote:I've taken a few photos in my time and would be planning to bring a small camera. Apart from a morning shot at the beginning most of my shots would be of you all in the distance from the rear! I would hesitate to call myself official photographer but am happy to try and take a record of it all.
Sorry if I'm covering old ground but one or two queries! There was mention of a bed and breakfast offshoot early on. Is everyone now camping? I have gone back through the posts but got to p22 so far! Do we have a captive mechanic with us? Or is everyone able to sort out their mechanical problems ~ should we have any!? Last question! Is the plan to cycle as a group en masse or go at your own pace and meet up dinner time and evening. I guess a lot of this may have been sorted already on the rides, which I've missed out on!
We are all using campsites two or three in campervans the rest tents .There is no objection to anyone using b&b but they would have to find and book their own and travel from b&b to meet us at the campsites. We hope to arrange a discount at campsites for a block booking but this can't be sorted till late Feb when some of them reopen for bookings. I am unaware of the mechanical skills of the other riders but Landsurfer is arranging for cycle tools to be carried in the backup vehicle. Carrry your own spares. I think capturing a mechanic would be illegal.
I am hoping we will travel as a group but no doubt they will be separated at times at road junctions and so on.
The next days ride with meeting points with the backup vehicle will be decided the night before.
A link to the daily maps will be made available well before the start so they can be downloaded and printed off or put on Garmins. I will need everyone's mobile number at some point so that can be given to everyone in case of breakdown or getting lost.
I used to be accused of micro managing but I'm much more flexible now