5am 18 July 2016 , the morning of my Channel swim
I take the taxi to meet up with my coach, Tim Denyer, before heading down to Dover
Taxi driver: Are you going on holiday?
Me: No. I’m going swimming!
Me: England to France
Driver: Are you going with your family?
Me: No! What do you mean?
Driver: Your children are not going with you?
Me: Mate. It’s 40 odd km ! No. I’m not taking my kids! I don’t have kids! I’m going on my own!