Tomorrow I travel to the Far North, and on Saturday at dawn I start the big adventure.
Huge thanks to everyone for your support. I won't let you down.
With your help, I've sorted my kit. Thanks to Craig for the GPS, Juliet for the sewing, Jeff for the headlight, Rowena for the ointment, Hannah and Dolores for the shuttle, and Jeanne for cable ties and the extra big bottle.
Tonight I'll cook up a big batch of risotto for dinner and do a final pack.
I want to share some good news. At yesterday's Go By Bike event in Wellington, Minister Julie Anne Genter made us a promise: "This government wants a paradigm shift in how we think about transport in our cities.
Instead of simply focusing on how we get more cars through our city we will focus on moving people, whether by foot, by bike, by train or by car.
We will prioritise transport investments that make our cities more vibrant, that create space for people, that improve safety, and eliminate climate pollution.
And, we will significantly increase investment in safe urban cycleways right across the country."
Wow! Never doubt that our advocacy for cycling, for better cities, for safer streets and healthier people is succeeding.
See you on the trail.
You can follow my progress at https://touraotearoa2018.maprogress.com/?id=12409