I was very pleasantly surprised to receive great support from the general manager of the George Hotel David Welch and the executive chef Stewart Jarvie. Stewart, a cyclist too, sold my adventure to David to great effect.
As I was loading the bike Margi’s parents had got together some supplies for me. Several kilos of apples, plums, peppers and tomatoes as well as a box full of packets of prunes, sweets and bars of chocolate. Very kind but I couldn’t possibly carry all that extra weight.