As mentioned, things almost did go very wrong indeed... The day before we were due to leave for Normandy we discovered a fault with our bike transport trailer. Unable to repair it in time we were then forced to try and source another one...and fast!!! After a few frantic calls to local trailer rental companies we tracked one down that was suitable. By this time it was late in the day and the shop was about to close so there was no other option but to collect the trailer early the next morning and then set out for Portsmouth.