Soon the Miles family will be moving away from Manchester to side-step the organised chaos of the city to live in Dumfries and Galloway, over 200 miles away in Southern Scotland. I’m sure readers in the USA would drive 200 miles to buy a pint of milk, but in the UK it’s a long way.
It’ll be a big change for us, moving to a town of 5000 people from a town of 500,000 but we’re good and ready after spending most of this year planning and trying to negotiate the incompatibilities between the English and Scottish conveyancing systems. We’ll be living in the caravan for a short time to work-around one of the main legal issues, but it’ll all work out fine.
It also means that apart from the occasional cyclocross race on the odd weekend that I’m not unpacking boxes and decorating, 2017 is pretty much over as far as racing bikes is concerned. With the current pressures of work and a life-altering house move, there just isn’t the time right now, nor is there an appetite for the added stress and hassle.
I’ve got plans for a Big Scottish Ride to keep the weight off and the fitness up before the end of the year and for the last few months of 2017 I’ll be training for the Strathpuffer 24 before I get stuck into things again next year, but things will start to look different from now on. Stay tuned!
I bet you’ll end up being the best 24 hour MTB rider in Newton Stewart. At first. Bon Voyage.
Squeeze The Distance in surely? You could kip at home.
Wouldn’t miss it for the world mate.
Good for you Jase! And it will be lovely.
And you’ve got your Scottish citizenship sorted ahead of the next Independence Referendum ! 😉
Congrats mate. Make the changes.
Nice one, such a lovely part of the world, and so many great trails. Good luck with your move.
Kendal has lost out 😦 pen we a weekend to come and ride 🙂