The Final Countdown
by Gavin Turrell

50 days to go
Starting now to wind it up
Off we go to France
to train, to rest, to sup

Days are getting longer
handsare less cold.
6am on an icy river
You've still got to be quite bold.

It's been a long ol' winter
sleat, snow and rain
Good sessions, bad sessions
laughter, joy and pain

Goals are set,
races are planned
Maybe at the end of the season
some beer, some wine, some sand

50 days to go!