A simmered down update:
Andrew landed in Lisbon on September 10th, raced in front of the Vuelta (rules ban drafting), flown through Spain, smashed the Pyrenees, and has now passed Bordeaux and is now in La Rochelle.
You can track him live via FollowMyChallenge
So far, Andrew's body is coping well, his mind is doing OK - all messages of support help him on his way so shout out via the comment section below!
His tyres, however, have had a very tough 8000km