I am starting in Bath because it is famous for its healing spa waters and is also the location of the world-renowned Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases. Bath was a jewel in the crown of the Roman empire and so it seems appropriate to end my journey in Rome which also has a number of restorative thermal springs. Because of my damaged hip I will have to set modest targets for the distances I cycle each day but I plan to reach Rome on 12 October 2017 on World Arthritis day.