Friday, 29 April 2011

On my way

After a flying start from York at 6am this morning I arrived at Manchester airport and everything ground to a halt.

All the computer systems were down so check in had to be done manually. This meant that instead of having a leisurely breakfast with ken and Irene I spent 3 hours queuing and then straight onto the plane. They also tried to charge me extra for the bike which was supposed to be included in the flight. However by the time I reached thr check-in desk they seemed to have forgotten about it.

A smooth fairly uneventful flight, no problems with immigration and an easy transfer to Richmond. Most importantly bike and luggage made it too and finally arrived at the hotel about 12 30 am UK time.

So the adventure begins!

Didn"t see anything of the Royal wedding. Did I miss anything?


  1. The wedding? Nice dress. The nation said aaah. That's about it. Good luck Robert.

  2. Hi Rob, glad to hear you arrived safely & bike still in one piece! Wedding was fantastic, you'd have def shed a tear or two! Now that your adventure has begun, we'd like to wish you good luck & we'll regularly keep updated with your progress! Les & Dave x

  3. Hi Rob, pleased to hear that you and the bike arrived safe and sound. Good luck ..... we'll be watching. Cheers Ken.

  4. Now all you have to do is find the spanner to put the bike back together; you did pack one, didn't you...? Roulez doucement. Bill.