LEG 1 (Stevenage to Harwich) - 86.5 miles
The group will leave Lister Hospital in Stevenage, heading out to Essex, on to Suffolk and eventually arriving at Harwich Docks. The ride will be scenic across the home counties countryside, but will be pretty testing as well, with some reasonable climbs to get through, and some real rolling terrain past Colchester, before gradually ascending into the port. The back end of the day will be familiar to many of the riders as it takes on the course of the London to Amsterdam routes. At Harwich, after a meal, it is onto the overnight ferry, where the team will be hoping to get their heads down for a good nights sleep.