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

May 12, 2017


After discovering yesterday that the pass was closed and an evening discovering that Keith CPA from New Jersey CAN drink, we both caught the same bus through the tunnel that connects Switzerland with Italy.

Some facts on the tunnel

- Elevation 1,918 metres (6,291 fe...

May 11, 2017

A rest day was welcome for sure but it's always nice to be back on the road and ticking off the kilometres. Today was slightly different from most in that every kilometre, bar the last seven, would be uphill.

I had been informed yesterday at the tourist formation...

May 10, 2017

Day 16 and my second rest day.

In stark contrast to the first rest day - which I took in the small French village of Piney after seeing off my personal "cyclepedia " aka Gareth W. - today's pit stop is in Martigny.  A small town nestled in the foothills of the Swiss A...

May 8, 2017

The Jura mountains I rode over yesterday are known locally as the "rain catchers". So called because for whatever climatic reason the weather systems dump their moisture there leaving Lausanne a drier city.

Swiss income earners have a % of their income automatically pai...

May 8, 2017

Having said farewell to my two musketeers (Scott G. and Mark S. aka "The Broken One") late in the day, and given it was raining sideways and 5 degrees C I dumped the idea of pressing on any further and sought refuge in Pontarlier. 

Three things I didn't know (and am bet...

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