I have been going to the gym nearly everyday & I can confirm that the saddle soreness has returned with a vengeance! but hopefully it will pass again soon. I've looked from a cure, but can't seem to find one!!
I have now drafted a sponsorship letter & will be writing to some companies to try & secure sponsorship for the ride. It will probably be optimistic to expect a bike to be donated, but you never know.
My riding partner Alan has just ordered a new bike & we plan to start going out in the next few weeks for some long distance road rides. It's all very well doing class down the gym, but they are a bit too sterile.
Thanks again for reading & have a Happy New Year