Cycling Day 8: Kanali To Ioannina

Back on this day in 2013, I was cycling through northern Greece heading for the border with Albania. Andy Murray had just won his first Wimbledon title…

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Sitting here in a café sipping coffee on a rainy afternoon in the mountains is very reminiscent of summer 2010. Over the last couple of hours my mind has been cast back three years on many occasions due to the wet weather since I arrived in town…

Today it was a near 100km cycle from the coast near Kanali to the city in the mountains that is Ioannina (which is a nightmare to spell and you may have spotted several of my versions of the name across social platforms…). The air on the coast must have been relatively cool as when I woke for the final time I wasn’t covered in sweat. I was sufficiently refreshed to jump (almost) out of the tent, have a shower etc…, pack away the tent and load up the bike by just after 7:30am. As I was leaving so early I decided to delay…

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