Thursday evening I took my bike over to Whittlesford Parkway station (as it's now called) on the train, and joined Mike in cycling home. With a bit of back tracking it came out as about 10 miles. Since it was intended as a bit of practice for Sunday we even took the route over Granham's Road from Shelford, instead of using the new bike path along the railway. Route map on Bikely (produced with the help of Toporoute).
Today we've packed our bags up with waterproofs, bottles, snacks, repair kit, maps and first aid kit, and had lunch and now we have an hour or so to kill relaxing and fettling the bikes a litle before we head off on the train to Tottenham Hale, which is about 2 miles from Si and Nesta's house. There we intend to hang out for a while and have a nice dinner and crash overnight. We'll be getting up at a ludicrous hour to cycle north from Rectory Road station to Waltham Abbey where the ride starts, we've picked up a couple of the free Transport for London cycling maps to help us find our way, mostly along towpaths in the lea/lee valley. Then it's c 47 miles home to midsummer common in aid of Breakthrough Breast Cancer. So far I've raised £70, although £25 of that was admittedly from myself, and mum's promised something when she's visiting in a fortnight's time. I think Mike's raised £65. If you would like to sponsor me it's not too late, you can sponsor me here.