Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
Bring an open mind - India, in places is mad, traffic is bonkers but the rewards far outweigh anything you may possibly be nervous about. The people, without exception, are genuinely interested in talking to you and are immensely proud that you have chosen to visit their country. The variety of food will amaze, the scenery will leave you speechless, the wildlife will make you laugh, in particular the cheeky monkeys, and the culture will fill you with awe and happiness. The cycling on the whole (with the exception of the Ooty climb) is fine for someone with an average level of fitness. You need to be super fit to get up Ooty (on a bike) but I walked most of it and still got up in just over 2 and a half hours, and enjoyed it immensely. There's always the support van too, a choice which carries no shame - the climb is a tough ask.