Just under two weeks from now I'm cycling 3,150 miles from San Francisco to New York for charity with a friend, and work colleague.

While I am an avid participant in the fantasy cycling game, this trip is not my attempt to gain inside information into the USA Pro Challenge (we arrive about 10 days too late). Instead, we're undertaking the challenge for Macmillan Cancer Support, Cancer Research UK and the stroke association. Our route is approximately 3,150 miles and we're aiming to complete this in 31 days with 4 rest days.

For anyone interested in hearing more, or just following our trip to support us, we have a website; www.sf2ny.com and we'll be keeping a blog on there. We also have a Facebook page; www.facebook.com/sf2ny and you can follow us on twitter at @cyclesf2ny (or www.twitter.com/cyclesf2ny)