All my family managed to drag ourselves from the Boxing Day food coma and set up camp on the kitchen table. We got down to business and formulated a plan. We covered lots of different topics including a proposal, a timeline, logistics, raising awareness, training, accommodation and marketing. Visits to a doctor, a physiotherapist and a nutritionist were agreed on. A brief look at the route had unearthed the European Cyclist’s Federation (ECF), an organisation that is developing a network of long distance cycle routes across the continent. There were 15 Eurovelo routes to investigate, which made it a logical starting point.