Harry Bunnell & The Sicily 1000

Harry Bunnell appeared on these pages a couple of weeks ago and he will be soon heard on The Cycling Europe Podcast (available to download from 1.11.17) talking about the greatest cycling films ever made. Here he is cycling around the coastline of Sicily:


I’ve been been meaning to cycle the circumference of Sicily for a couple of years and this summer I finally had the opportunity. I was originally going to do it over four days, sleeping on beaches at night, but with my time running out here I would have to do it in 48 hours riding non-stop. It’s pretty much bang on 1000km around the perimeter with over 8000 metres of climbing, a tough course but possible to do in two days at a decent pace.

My friend Chris Herbert “The Barbarian” heard what I was planning and came out to Sicily to join me. Chris was fresh from London-Edinburgh-London where he finished up second and a very experienced endurance cyclist. My previous longest ride was the Kingston Wheelers 300km audax Amesbury Amble, so this would be a trip into the unknown and I was thankful to have Chris along…

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