With just 24 hours to go before I set off from Mile End, I must thank most sincerely everyone who thus far has donated to the cause, sent warm words of encouragement and support, and generally tried to persuade me that the venture is worthwhile. Today, as I gingerly weigh my loaded backpack and stare at the leaden skies over London, I must admit to feeling a little apprehensive, like a little boy facing a stiff entrance exam to a school for which he almost certainly isn't qualified. Nevertheless, I will give the walk my best shot. The next few days will probably be quite revealing, perhaps even painful.
However it turns out, I shall report here from time to time along the way.
Thank you all again.