The UK leg was a 6-week long tour of the UK – 1,900km from Bristol through Wales up to the North of England and back down to Dover.
The UK leg departed from Bristol Grammar School, where John and I went to school, past the Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre, where I had chemotherapy, into Wales. We then rode up the west side of the UK to Gretna Green in Scotland, across to Durham and down through the centre of England to Cambridge where John was a top university cyclist, and across to Oxford (where I had radiotherapy). From there we rode to London and out to Dover for the crossing to France to begin the European part of the expedition.
- You can see the actual route taken at our tracking page.
- View details of the next leg here – from Dover to Istanbul.