Also in my latest Wiggle delivery was my Shimano 105 5700 rear hub and new cassette (HG50-8)13-14-15-17-19-21-23-26 and new chain Shimano 8 speed chain.
The Mavic A119 rims which I ordered from Chain Reaction has been sitting here for about two weeks, along with the new rubber to go on them. Schwalbe Greenguard 700c x 35 tyres.
Now my next step is to figure out the required spokes. I visited Freespoke website and they have the hubs and rims already in their database but I double checked by watching a few youtube videos on measuring spoke length. Below are specs from Freespoke for my new wheels (front and back).
The rear wheel requires 294mm x 18 spokes and 292mm x 18 spokes.
The front wheel requires 288mm x 36 spokes.
Next task, research the best type of spokes for touring and buy some rim tape.