Despite riding a bike that weighs, fully laden, somewhere approximating a small car, I have safely arrived at my first destination: Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire. Bit of a cushy one this, as my friend Leah lives at her parents' house here so I have a bed for the night... but here on in it's canvas all the way!
Taking advantage of the computer facilities here too as I don't know when I'll next get near one, what with the wilderness that is the north of England being so rugged and inhospitable...
Tomorrow morning I'll be heading down to Hebden Bridge's very own Alternative Technology Centre, to find out more about how they're helping people in Yorkshire to live sustainably, or at least with as little environmental impact as possible...
For anyone who's just chanced upon this blog and/or doesn't know what the hell I'm doing I should explain that the end result of this cycling tour around the country's renewable energy centres, sustainable housing projects, farms, academic institutions etc. is an educational theatre project for young people focussing on climate change and sustainable development. Probably. Or it might be that I decide to go and chain myself to a tree on mushrooms while listening to bad trance music.... but don't tell my funders that.
I've not published my itinerary because it's still evolving but basically I'm heading south to London, then up to Scotland for the G8 Summit with a bunch of cycling protesters, down to the Lake District, Wales, and finally the West country. Well, Cornwall. That's as long as I don't run out of money, or my legs don't fall off, or my bike doesn't break or... well that's enough.
See you all in blighty. Or not if I don't know you.