In 3 weeks all being well we will be in Gibraltar! We booked the hotel last week and will fly out on the 8th March and stay 2 nights before heading North into Spain and joining Eurovelo 8 which runs from Cadiz along the Mediterranean coast of Spain. We are still acquiring the last pieces of gear (this week bubble wrap to pack the bikes for the flight, superglue, zip-ties and a small tarpaulin amongst other things). We managed to get out on the bikes this afternoon despite Storm Dennis; actually it wasn’t too bad apart from a squally 10 minutes. Next week the bikes will be serviced and we have 2 more weeks to work before Lesley retires from Priory Medical Group and I start a 5 month sabbatical from work. As the days go by the trip it is beginning to feel more “real”. We will meet up with family and friends before we go and will use the blog to stay in touch whilst we are away. We aim to post every week before we actually leave so more to follow including links to the Virgin Money Giving website.