Eurovelo 5 v Around the World

Reading is 1° west, 51° north. Brindisi is 18° east, 41° north. That is an easterly shift of 19° and a southerly shift of 10°. Pythagoras tells me that (assuming the Earth is flat, which it clearly isn’t unless you adhere to what these guys say – great quote: ““Deprogramming the masses since 1547”) the length of the hypotenuse is the square root of the sum of the squares on the two opposite sides, so lets say…. [(19×19) + (10×10) = 461 = …..] …..approx 21.5°. Euclidian three space? I digress….

21.5° is the rough angle that I will arc out as I cycle from Reading to Brindisi. We all know that the World is a sphere (again, I know it isn’t but….) which is 360° (this is heading towards a very depressing statistic) so my journey will be 21.5/360 = 6% of a cycle around the World. Mmmm….


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