So it seems that the original blog “swim the Solent” has run its course. It was great while it lasted but as time has gone on and the scope of the annual challenges has widened it is now time for new beginnings. Hopefully this blog will become the home for ongoing challenges. Since the original swim the solent, there have been swimming and cycling (as well as a brief dabble in Triathlon) and so the original title became less appropriate as time passed. For 2017 the focus will be on cycling and the object will be to pedal from Poole to Paris over 4 days (most likely July 2017). watch this space for updates on progress and the journey from Poole to Paris.