The following email arrived earlier today and the first line comes straight from a pitch on Dragons’ Den;
P.S. We think you should choose the roasted red colour for your walls!
Well, if I had £50,000 to invest, I probably would, especially as Daniel has elevated me to the level of an expert. If only I were. Eurovelo routes 2 & 4 are east-west jobs as you can see in the map below. Eurovelo 2 is the ‘Capitals Route’ from Galway to Moscow and is 5,500 km long. Eurovelo 4 is a slightly shorter 4,000 km adventure known as the ‘Central Europe Route’ from Roscoff to Kiev. But it seems that Daniel has come up against the problem of most Eurovelo cyclists; the lack of information available about the routes. A quick search tells me that route 2 piggy backs upon a German route – R1 – from The Hague to the German-Polish border. This website in English gives information about that portion of the journey. I suspect that other bits of EV2 & EV4 will piggy back in a similar fashion upon other national or regional routes as the EV5 does along the Rhine and across Switzerland. Good luck with your research Daniel. Let me know how you get on with your company. I wonder if there is scope for a pitch to the real Dragons; cycling the Eurovelo routes courtesy of their investment and writing guide books as a result… Not a bad idea.
Daniel’s fledgling company is called Wacky Chases and there is a website under construction here.
Just for the record by the way, I didn’t paint the walls. My indecision was chronic and I still live in a very magnolia flat.
P.S. I have tried to email you directly Daniel but the email just bounced back from the info@… address you used to contact me.