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

May 17, 2019

The executive cycling council, having voted yesterday to catch a bus from Marburg to Hannover today, presented their decision to the Chairman who duly, and with some haste, endorsed the decision.  

So bus it was.

However before the bus was got, I took a walk around the...

May 17, 2019

The original plan had been to do the Luxembourg to Mainz ride with the gang from USA and then train it to Hanover, rest up for two days , catch the sights and be refreshed and ready for the next 700 km stretch from Hanover to Prague with my neighbour Gareth.W

However bu...

May 15, 2019

The plan today was an easy one. For me. As a team we would ride the 25 km upstream to the confluence of the Rhine and Main rivers. Here I would seek refuge in a hotel whilst the rest of the team rode the additional 30 km into Frankfurt to return their hire bikes and th...

May 14, 2019

If you ride the Rhine from Mainz to Koblenz or vice versa you will see more castles than you’d witness in 3 seasons of Game of Thrones and more cyclists than the London Prudential 100 (fund raising bike ride in London that attracts thousands ). The terrain is FLAT and...

May 13, 2019

The sort of day you appreciate infinitely more having ridden through the wet that we did on Saturday. Today we’d be riding the last part of the Mosel into Koblenz where it flows into the mighty Rhine. The weather was inch perfect and the scenery equally so. We rode 25...

May 12, 2019

A climatically more amendable day to be on a bike cycling alongside the Mosel that is for sure. Still a cold wind, however at least it was dry and the sun did its best impersonation of wanting to break free from the boundaries of the scattered cloud. 

It’s Mother’s Day...

May 11, 2019

Jump into a pool with your bike and ride 45 km. Stay submerged for 2.5 hours and then step out and try and dry your clothes. That about sums today effort. Although a relatively short day in terms of distance and although across flat terrain, 2.5 hours in continuous ra...

May 10, 2019

“The fear of dying is what kept us alive. You have to learn to embrace fear”. 

These words of wisdom came from two of the riding crew who between them have spent more time flying than Bob Dylan. The side benefit of riding with two pilots with tens of thousands of hours...

May 9, 2019

Trains , trains and rain . You don’t just click your fingers and arrive at the start of a new journey. You first have to work through the logistics of how to get to where it is that you want your journey to start . In my case this trip starts in Trier which is on the b...

April 17, 2019

If you’ve never been to Valencia then GO NOW. Quite simply one of the most stunning cities in Europe. Think Barcelona, Paris and Rome rolled into one without the hordes of tourists to blight your visit. This was day 12 of the ride and I was fortunate to be staying with...

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