This afternoon I spent a couple of hours cleaning and prepping my bike for a week's holiday starting tomorrow. It's now got new tyres (although the old ones still had plenty of wear, they also had a myriad of small cuts from the daily London commute, not great for touring!) and new brake blocks and is rather cleaner.
I've also set up my phone so that I can blog on the move! I hope to keep you up to date with the highs and the lows of my trip!