Being of sound mind, unlike the rest of them in the East Anglian Chapter, I'm not riding PBP; I get my self harm by riding fixed gear, and I don't hate myself enough to do both.
However - to show solidarity with the team - I'm planning on heading south in a cycle-camping stylee in time to wave a flag at the finish next Thursday.
I'm booked on the overnight ferry on Monday 22nd. My plan was to ride to Lyons-la-Foret and camp there. Looking at the terrain on Open Cycle Map, it doesn't look too fierce - and many of the D-roads follow river valleys amongst the hills. The phrase "Nestles deep in the largest Beech forest in France" is what attracted me there. If I have to push my 73" gear + camping paraphernalia up some hills - so be it.
Of course, if HMG doesn't turn up with my renewed passport in time, I ain't going nowhere