Cycling, wading though ice cold rivers & hiking in snow are not normally associated. Unless you find yourself in the Freedom Trail. On recommendation and looking at many photos from the event, it appears Goretex shoes and waterproof socks are popular choices by experienced participants … so I followed suit.

My Shimano MT71 Goretex shoes and Sealskinz Thick Mid Length socks arrived from Evans Cycles this week. Still to be tested in bad weather. A foot strategy … who’d have thought.

18/5 Note 1: Lovely shoes except the size 44 is too tight a fit. Shoes are being returned for a refund.

23/5 Note 2: Size 45 ordered from Evans Cycles, let’s hope better luck this time round.