The route was simple; to pedal around mainland Britain in a clockwise direction, following the boundary of land and sea as faithfully as possible.

The 5, 821-mile journey (equivalent of London to Glasgow 13 times), covered every tarmacked coastal road in Britain, from three lane motorways to narrow country lanes. It also included several hundred miles of logging routes and farm tracks. River mouths were crossed via bridges and ferries.

There was no pre-planned daily distance. We stayed wherever we ended up:

We did not travel to Northern Ireland, although our route included the peninsulas of Kintyre, Ardnamurchan, Cape Wrath and Spurn Head, the perimeters of the Isles of Wight, Anglesey, Man, Arran, Mull, Skye and Orkney Mainland, and visits to Gigha, Coll and Lindisfarne.