After 6 weeks of adventure, cycling and many many food stops we have reached the end and are now attempting to adjust back to normal life – which turns out, hasn’t been as easy as we thought it would be. Now for Sam and I, almost the biggest challenge of the last six weeks was … More Let’s call it normal life
Many of you who have seen our blog may have come across our supporters page and the amazing businesses and people who have supported us for our trip. An extra big thank you goes to Mr and Mrs Rubery, Pru and Rupert at English Salvage, Nigel at Foris Gate Automation Services, Tim and Stacey at … More A Massive Thank You
At roughly 2pm on the 13th of August, 4 bewildered, tired, achy and hopeful boys rounded over what we thought to be the last summit, before seeing the very end of Europe. At roughly 2:20pm on the same day, 4 bewildered, more tired, now frustrated and sweaty boys truly did crest the final 300m peak, … More It wasn’t all downhill from there!
Now this post is purely designed to make those who wish they were on this trip extremely jealous; and those who think the idea of cycle touring sounds awful, pick up a bike and cycle down the road to the pub at the very least. You may be surprised and soon find yourselves cycling way, … More The Perfect Day
I thought it might be nice to share an insight into some of our conversations each day. With 8 hours on the bike, you might imagine that wise thoughts would flow and brilliant ideas flourish. I’d like to present an alternative concept: that all the untouched corners of the mind are delved into and the … More Wise thoughts…?
We have reached our three thousandth mile of the trip and it’s mighty hot. We are currently sat in a McDonald’s in the South of France, around 60 miles from Spain, eating a mcflurry and trying too cool down. We have spent the last few days jumping in every fountain, lake, river, sea…. Basically any … More It’s hot…. It Might Be Too Hot
It’s been a little while since we have posted, so hopefully this will fill you all in on what you have missed out on in the past few days! The arrival to Germany on Monday was well received by us all as we were happy to see the back of Denmark and the weather it … More A welcome change
My last blog post was written lounging in a deck chair whilst drinking a beer, watching the sun go down on the ferry journey from Gothenburg to Frederikshavn. The sun didn’t last long and when we docked at midnight and cycled off the ferry, we were greeted but a lovely mix of rain and strong … More Denmark, Denmark, Denmark…
1526 miles down and we have conquered Norway, Finland and Sweden. Whether it is the fact that the headwinds have abated, the sun has started shining or that we are getting fitter but the miles have been coming and going much easier over the last couple of days. With an average of 15.3 mph over … More Goodbye Sweden
So we are 14 days in and as you can imagine we’ve had numerous mechnaical issues. This has so far been a great opportunity to invent ways to keep ourselves entertained at the road side. The first game to be invented is the ‘What car is it?’ game which is as simple as it sounds. … More Fun and Games at the Roadside