How does a bloke motivate himself?
Answer: buy some new gear. Well it works for me anyway. I know it’s still early to start any serious training for this epic bike ride, but I’m convinced that getting a few weekend kilometres can’t do any harm. So last Saturday I found an excuse to ride a modest 10 km to a rather good bike shop to look at a new machine. You see, my current bike, a 2016 Cannondale Synapse Tiagra alloy frame is a wonderful workhorse commuting bike, but the addition of panniers, mudguards and oth