We took our time today to make sure all the bikes were working correctly for the event (http://www.dallaglioflintoff2012.com). Tomorrow is the first day of the event and one of the biggest at 174km’s. We all wanted to make sure that the gears, breaks, GPS etc was all set up correctly. A few laps around the hotel car park and a couple of kilometers along the road and I was sure my bike was good. I had some lunch in town with the group and then back to the hotel for a meeting regarding tomorrow’s ride. We have to be up for breakfast at 5.30am (3.30am UK time), not ideal. I haven’t had much time to train but am looking forward to the challenge tomorrow. I’ll be riding closely with Simon Hunter as we both like to set the bench mark for the downhill speeds as with previous trips. I’ll be filming on the move tomorrow so will hopefully upload some video in the evening.