How do folks
In light of the current on goings with a certain Mr Hall, I'm going to plan to ride the divide next year. I've been contemplating it for a while but recently short course racing has become a bit dull for me and I've lost my enthusiasm for it. Needing a new challenge (and having wanted to do this for about 3 years) I've finally decided that the next year is going to be preparation for the TD.
My question to you's lot is for those that have ridden it before what sort of prep did you do? I've got a few big rides planned in the next few months but obviously winter training is going to be key. I'd planned on doing the South Downs way in a day but I'm now wondering if I should stay over in Eastbourne and ride back the following day.
I'm under no illusions about doing a decent time, but my aim is to get round it as quick as possible (and I can only blag a month off work anyway!).
Logistics wise, how did people arrange flights, specifically the one back? Not knowing when I'm going to finish is quite hard for flight planning. Additionally how did you get your bike back? Did you courier the box to the finish and box it up there, or just visit a local shop and blag a box?
Any help appreciated