Here are a few examples of longish routes one or both of us have cycled fairly recently in an attempt to prepare our hearts, legs, lungs and backsides for the epic cycle!

For techies, these were recorded using a Garmin Edge 705 and uploaded to the Garmin Connect website.
For stattos, click on the View Details link for extra exciting stats! 

Edinburgh-Fife loop 21/5/11

Edinburgh-Innerleithen & back 08/05/11

Edinburgh-North Berwick & back 07/05/11

Cambuslang-Edinburgh 29/04/11

Rendezvous at the Millers in Cardenden for quick refuelling after Mike rode down from Dundee. Nearly blown to a standstill on way back over Forth Road Bridge!