27 Jul 1: First post (UK)
Nothing much to report yet as I’m still at home stockpiling energy gels and chamois cream. But here’s a pic of me picking up my trusty steed from the wonderfully generous people at Kona to tide things over. She’s a 2016 model Kona Sutra, and the first to hit these shores. I’ll be test-riding her for the next seven months, and just hope she can bear the terrible load I’ll be inflicting on her – even in my pre-Quadzilla state.