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Website officially launched!

Another ‘tick’ on our checklist! The site is live, which means we can finally start emailing friends, associates, colleagues and complete strangers to beg for donations and sponsorship!

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We meet Anne Mustoe

Today we met Anne Mustoe, the bestselling author of several cycling books on her trips around the world, who has kindly agreed to be the patron of our trip. When Anne first set off to cycle alone round the world, she was 54, overweight and unfit. She had not cycled for 30 years and she [...]

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The bikes are here!!!

We have collected the bikes on Monday from Futurecycles and christened them with a 50 mile ride back to Ealing! And despite being a little wobbly on them we somehow managed to make it back in one piece! Many thanks to Ian at Futurecycles whose help and advice have been invaluable. We haven’t had a [...]

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Sedef gets bent!!

Having agonised over the last three weeks over which bike to get, spending way too much time on recumbent internet forums and talking to cyclo-geeks about the merits of USS (under seat steering) versus OSS (over seat steering), wheel sizes, gear ratios, etc., Sedef has decided on the Optima Lynxx… despite falling off it during [...]

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So much to do!!

We’ve been busy studying maps and other travellers’ routes and think we’ve got one that’s suitable. We still need to finalise the route details further, finish the website, find sponsors, get kit, get fit, etc, etc. Plus only 105 days to go and counting! Yikes!! Hopefully Nic’s bike should be here any day now!!!

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Nuts on Bents is born!

We’ve decided on ‘Nuts on Bents’ for the website name – we thought it would be quite apt! We spoke to Abbey, a good friend of Nic’s who runs an ISP/IT Company in the UK. He’s going to sort out the domain name and webspace for us – website will be published soon! We have [...]

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Departure date: 31st July 2005

We have agreed on the start date – it will be at noon Sunday, 31st July 2005. If we can get media coverage we’ll start from Trafalgar Square, London. If not, probably from Richmond Park. There will of course be a farwell party – probably the weekend before… invites and more information nearer the time!

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…This is where it all started! In March Nic bought a recumbent bicycle (a bent as they are affectionately known as by owners) – and it would come as no surprise to those who know him that he would want to go and do something ‘extreme’ with it! Then came the idea of cycling to [...]

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