Birmingham to Oxford – 1st July

As a warm up excercise Dave and I took part in the Birmingham to Oxford charity bike ride.

We rode about 85 miles in total. It was tough at times, especially over the Cotswold Hills. The race organisers seemed to place all their photographers at the top of the hardest climbs, just to catch you looking your worst!

This is pretty typical terrain we’ll be experiencing over the first few days, only we’ll be carrying far more weight.

Although im aching today, im still looking forward to our trip in less than 2 weeks time!