Well the hardest part was getting the bikes road registered. I had no idea how much of a pain that would be, back and forth between the DVLA and HMRC. There was actually meant to be 3 of us but Davy's registration didn't come through in time. For me the only prep I did on the bike was to give the plastics a home made paint job. Apart from that everything else was bog standard. Noel of course cheated his back legs off by fitting a big tank and seat, but hey he's older and has to look after his knees…
The route planning was fairly easy as I know the lanes on the east coast and Noel knows them on the west.
We did have a GPS that filled in a few gaps but mostly this trip was less about exploring new lands and more a case of exploring our bikes and ourselves.
We knew that we would have various challenges to overcome, mechanically, fuel etc. That was the adventurous bit, knowing that something would break but not knowing what, when or where.