It's heartening to know that there are quite a few of us planning to do the same route around the same time. It would provide us all with a communication network along the way if needed (border crossing info etc.), and an extra security blanket should we all need it.
It may be a good idea for all of us to meet at a convenient location in the UK so that we can put a face to the name, and exchange travel plans and contact details and some ideas etc.
I have sent an e-mail message via this site to Stuart and bmbiker, but should you guys not get it, and for anyone else travelling the same route at around the same time, call me on - oh seven seven four eight three six seven nine seven six. or e-mail me at - steveATrosshyphenbrdotgotadsldotcodotuk (hope this makes sense...)
Steve and Liz