Lots of people are keen to know plans for my next expedition ‘ London2London: Via the World’ – and so I am very happy to present this little trailer, made by Mark Downes of MPH Films. Enjoy and please send it on far and wide to anyone who you think might be interested in following the journey, sponsoring it or paddling out of Tower Bridge on April 1st 2011.
A bike called Hercules
I am very excited to introduce you to Hercules, my shiny new expedition bike, custom built by Santos and fitted to me expertly by MSG Bikes, based in Lancing. Hercules is a Santos Travelmaster 2.8 Alu, with a Rohloff hub and composite belt drive – making him very handsome, extremely efficient and fairly jolly bombproof. He’s fitted with a fancy dynamo light on the front so that we won’t get squashed (hopefully), a Brooks leather saddle which I am promised will be a most comfortable ride once we have clocked a thousand miles together and some very sturdy Tubus racks for carrying all my gear. More on Hercules another time – this picture was taken in Oxford at the start of our ride home.
PS Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like an order form for my book ‘A Dip in the Ocean’, available to pre order now at a discount price of £6.99 inlcuding free postage! It will be published in February 7th 2011.