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May 26, 2019

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A 1,500 km cycle ride from South West London to the village of Fosdinovo in northern Tuscany.

May 28, 2019

1,232 km - distance cycled 

578 km  - distance trained 

257 km  - distance bused

1,251 km - distance flown 

3,318 km - Total distance travelled 

Top speed (on bike) - 67.5 kph 

Average speed (on bike) -17.8 kph 

271,040 - turns of the crankshafts  

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May 26, 2019


Given I had cycled over 1,200 km to get here I thought I best get up and take a look around before I left today . It’s surprising how few people are about at 5 am. What was a mobbed Charles Bridge yesterday was basically empty but for a few stragglers staggering home a...

May 25, 2019

What a day to finish on. It had everything. Sunshine; torrential downpour; a hill of considerable length; a modern bike station; wooded cycle paths; open fields; beer hops; coffee good enough that we all had a second ; a world class rowing centre ; roller bladers ; fis...

May 24, 2019

Today was all about cycling up the Elbe (again) and across the border into the Czech Republic. There was the small matter first of leaving Dresden first. 

We had enjoyed Dresden and all 3 of us pledged to return and spend more time getting know what looked like an inter...

May 23, 2019

Another planned 85-90 km day that turned into a 105+ km plus day. But no complaints here. Weather wise it was a day made for riding the Elbe with temperatures pushing just above 20 C , a moderate tail wind and stunning blue skies. We set off earlier than usual as we wa...

May 22, 2019

STOP 🛑 !!!!

Go back to yesterday’s blog. I have downloaded photographs to help tell the story that my words do so painfully.

Right ... back to today.....

Many good things about today’s ride. Least of all when you check the weather and discover that the wind is going to b...

May 21, 2019

Firstly a thanks. The cycle community is a tight knit one and remarkably friendly who are always willing to assist fellow riders and others on the road. Last night we decided to take a different route from that previously planned. This involved gettting access to a des...

May 20, 2019

If you were going to script a magnificent days ride on a bike this would come in your top 5 copies. 

Wake up in a quintessential German farm house and eat a quintessential German breakfast. Wander outside to mount your bike and be greeted by a working farm in progress....

May 19, 2019

I poodled around Hannover awaiting the arrival of Gareth.W and Tim.I who were due to arrive shortly after 3 pm. They had 

caught the overnight ferry from England to The Netherlands and then trained it from Rotterdam to Hannover . Surprisingly (for German Deutsche Bahn)...

May 18, 2019

Hannover - more to it than you’d think and certainly a whole lot more than I thought it could offer. First with the spelling . The Germans spell it with two N’s and everyone else with one. Slowly but surely the double N is becoming more widely accepted as the correct w...

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