I am reaching a round numbered birthday and this ride is something I planned to do in my 20s but never came off. While I still can I want to ride LEJOG at a leisurely, enjoying the views, stop when I want type of ride. I'm not sure if I can find someone mad enough to do this with me. If I can it will be a self planned B and B type of tour. If not I might look at joining an organised ride. Just started looking for a bike and local shop are recommending a Genesis tour de fer. Anyone have any experience of this make of bike? I'm sure it would do the job but are there better options? I want to get the bike early so I can do some training and get used to riding a more laden bike especially up hills. Ive also started looking at route on end to end a safe way., has anyone used this? Any advice gratefully received, thank you.