8.30pm - The sensational photos above are courtesy of Dave Hayward - click HERE for his website. Thanks Dave, these are great!
8.00pm - It seems a certain two Michelin-starred chef enjoyed Hayden's blog as well!
7.00pm - Despite a gruelling day in the saddle Hayden still found time to write his blog
--> Hayden's Blog
6.00pm - Day 1 complete - over 120 bumpy miles behind the team
8.30am - And so it begins. Geoff, Doug, Marcus, Hayden and James set off for the first stage of the Giro D'Italia, one day ahead of the professionals, all to raise funds for Cure Leukaemia. The first kilometre of a journey that will total 10,403km over 63 days.