Wednesday, 3 June 2009

The Official C2C "Release"

From: Neil
To: Rich, John, Jon

Calling all Adventure Seekers! You are cordially invited to be a part of a great expedition, planned for May Day bank holiday weekend (Friday 1st May - Monday 4th May), to traverse this great isle of ours powered only by pedals. Yes, that's right, we're planning an attempt of the world-famous coast to coast (C2C) cycle route between Whitehaven in Cumbria and Tynemouth in Northumbria (other routes are available). You have been sent this email because you have expressed in interest in the past of doing a bike ride of this kind, so now's the time to put all that talk behind us and take the plunge.
At this stage I'm looking for confirmations of interest, which will involve booking Friday the 1st May off work to allow four days to complete the route. After we have confirmed participants we will need to assign tasks to each person so that the effort in planning this epic journey can be shared. Off the top of my head I think we may need the following:
Accommodation Officer - to sort out booking campsites, making sure these are close enough to hostelries that will be able to serve evening meals and flagons of ale. The accommodation officer will have to work quite closely with the...
Navigation Officer - who will be responsible for planning the route, including stopover points, miles per day, rest periods, etc.
Inventory Office - will be responsible for ensuring that all stocks and supplies are procured and co-ordinating their transit along the route. (I'm thinking tents, first aid kit, bike tools, energy food, etc.)
Finally, and probably most importantly, we need a Logistics Officer - to plan how we're going to get to the start of the route and how we're going to get home after it. There's lots of options, including support car, van hire, public transport and taxi service - just need to make sure we choose the easiest and cheapest option.
So, what do you all think? We have three months in which to plan and train for this. Let me know if you're in by the end of the week and I'll arrange the next step...
PS- if you want to have a look at what the C2C is all about, is an excellent resource.

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