Adventure is waiting
Yesterday I signed the final document to seal my fate for the future. I have been in my current job for 12 years but I will be leaving my employer at the end of April to take my life in a new direction.
Since the age of 17 when I bought a bike with my wages I became hooked and for the past 24 years this has not faded. Cycling has given me so much.
To name a few:
- Freedom to get out of the city and to search out some truly stunning parts of the UK countryside. There is something about being in the middle of nowhere, miles from home, knowing that you got there under your own steam.
- Friendships born through being out on a bike all day, sharing the highs experienced through fast descents, the in-betweens of hours chatting in the saddle and the lows of enduring hard weather and terrain.
It is for the love of cycling and due to a lifelong dream of going on a big tour that I plan to spend the forseable future sat on a bike.
I am not saying that I want to cycle round the world. I am not saying that I intend to cycle hard for 10 hours a day everyday. I want to simply travel by bike. I plan to leave my house in May, cycle down to a ferry port and cross the channel and see what happens. No big plans. No end destination. Travel by bike for the love of it.
I hope you will follow my exploits. I will try to not be too annoying, I know how lucky I am to have family, friends and the worlds most understanding girlfriend behind me.
I just wanted to give it a go.