Bill Vrabel has got his own site up and running. Called “Orkney To Rome – A Cycling Journey” with the subtitle “A librarian’s autumnal journey southbound through Europe on a bicycle” it does what it says on the tin! I love the clean style that he has chosen; it makes this site look very cluttered. If you are interested in the Eurovelo 5 route (and the many variants that exist – Bill’s doesn’t quite stick to the route and neither does mine), you can subscribe to both of our blogs by filling your email address over there on the right. Every time the sites get updated, you will be emailed.
Second bit of breaking news is that Alain, the French cyclist who has contacted me via Warmshowers has now confirmed that he will be here on the 27th. Bill lives near Boulogne-sur-Mer, just down the coast from Calais (and a town that I know very well after having visited many times over the past ten years with groups of school children for the day – I’m going twice in July!) and it might be that I detour slightly from the EV5 by staying with him overnight on my first evening in France. I’ll try to make a decision on that before he arrives here on the 27th.
And finally, I feel fine! I was half expecting to wake up without the ability to walk after yesterday’s 109 kms. I’m still a little saddle sore but apart from that, nothing; not an ache nor a pain. 🙂