With a rapidly approaching 50th birthday looming it was time to do some of those things I'd always been threatening to do before I was too old!
So when George and I had met for a pint one evening and he told me he really wanted to do a LEJOG I didn't hesitate in saying that I would do it with him. I'd actually been thinking of something bigger, but this sounded like a great idea, reasonably achievable and could be a brilliant adventure. And as George said, we would be crossing three countries!
We quickly agreed a few basics, neither of us could take more than two weeks off work, it would be unsupported and would probably include some camping.
All I had to do now was buy a bike and start training!