.........to cycling across the Salar. Namely, the salt. No surprise there then.
(Editor: two days later he removed the salt, completly stripping the bikes and regreasing every nut and bolt and fixing. The following day they were completely encrusted with mud, as the main road to Argentina was closed due to flooding. They had to wade through several river fords and divert to using a 'mud-bath' of a railway line for a few hundred yards. That will teach him).
The Salar de Uyuni is offically claimed for Cornwall on 10th December 2012.
(Mineral rights included. It holds 50-70% of the worlds lithium resources).
If you wonder how hard the surface is, my knife wouldn't pierce it for the slight flagpole.
I had to use the corkscrew. Also, the flag is completely stiff due to being encrusted with salt; I bent it into shape.