It was a terrible, terrible time, but still something about completing this journey still felt undeniably good.
I can tell you precisely what Mel would have said about it.
You’re an Eejit
She had a way with words like that.
I don’t need to tell you again what I and everyone else thought about Mel.
Over the past few months there have been some incredible tributes, and I hope in time there will be at least one more – a book with the best bits of Elemental.
I’m writing this in April 2013 with another big cycle trip ahead of me.
John O Groats to Lands End will be a major, major challenge, but whatever it brings I will never again go through what I went through when I rode the Rhine in 2012.