|Gary and Paul at Polperro|
Instead of travelling by train and then cycling the last few miles to Lands End, then subsequently booking into B&B's for the journey northwards and a final train journey from John O Groats back home, what if, instead, we hire a Camper Van? - This could be our base for the trip. We could contain all of our spare equipment, clothes etc within it, we would have somewhere to eat/sleep handy at all times, and if we felt we wanted to ride further one day (or indeed cut short) we wouldn't be confined by a schedule of predetermined overnight stops that might put us under pressure.
The van would be driven by Val/Kate and while Gary and I are on the road they would have the day free to explore and visit places along the way. Then they meet up with us in the evening. It seems like the ideal solution! - we have to look at costings and availability etc but it does sound like a good plan!!