Well the time has come to put the flares and white, pointy shoes into storage as day one of The Lycra Year is just hours away. The bags are packed and bum cream is on standby. The scale of the journey is just starting to sink in and it would be fair to say that I've felt more confident about other decisions I've made in my life. I'm fortunate that a few folk are doing the first few miles with me, and Jed will be joining me for the first couple of days. The training has been fairly non-existent over the past month so the plan is a fairly gentle start through Scotland. On the positive side, the weather can only get better, I can only get fitter and this may well be the last time I have to watch prime-time Saturday night tv waiting for a curry that was promised to arrive an hour ago. Beans and noodles (and possibly the odd bit of road kill) from here on in!