9.00pm - Some wise and reflective words from Geoff on rest day. Don't underestimate how extraordinary this challenge is for amateur cyclists. For those of you reading this who know just what these guys are taking on please tell everyone you know!

6.00pm - Another blog post from chef Hayden Groves can be found HERE

3.00pm - Great support as always from Geoff's former teammates, Ian Wright and John Salako.

9.00am - I very welcome rest day for the team. A chance to take stock on what has been a gruelling start to the Giro.