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John & Tom Calver: Update

John Calver emailed me a few months ago asking for information about the route I was planning on taking. I emailed back at the time explaining that I hadn’t really got that far. He was planning to cycle from Calais to the Italian border in July this year, and he has! He got in touch a few days ago pointing me in the direction of his blog and online photos which are the most valuable, most relevant bits of information that I have so far managed to glean from the Internet! Thanks John & Tom! I have even emailed John back asking if it would be possible to meet up at some point in the next few months as I would love to hear first hand about their experiences and have all the questions I was asking myself as I read through the blog answered.
The map of their route compared to the EuroVélo 5 route as well as the Via Francigena is up there on the right. Reading through their blog, they seemed to make a lot of use of GPS to actually navigate on the route itself. One to think about.
They also did the ride for charity – something I have yet to decide upon. Their charity is, I think, the Volunteer Poverty Development Children’s School in Cambodia. I think I have got the Internet link correct – John: please correct me if I am wrong!

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  1. Haha, it’s funny what you find when you google your own name! I’m Tom, and yes, that is the correct link for the VDPCA! I’ll take a look through the rest of your blog now. I did another cycle from Paris to Budapest last summer but didn’t write a blog for it unfortunately, I have some pictures I can put up though . All the best, Tom

  2. Haha, it’s funny what you find when you google your own name! I’m Tom, and yes, that is the correct link for the VDPCA! I’ll take a look through the rest of your blog now. I did another cycle from Paris to Budapest last summer but didn’t write a blog for it unfortunately, I have some pictures I can put up though :). All the best, Tom

    • Hi Tom
      I must Google my name and see what comes up! As it says in the post, your pictures and blog were very useful at the time. 2009 seems a long time ago… Hope you enjoyed Paris to Budapest.
      Best wishes
      Andrew

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