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Much Ado About Cycling: Ten Years Of Cycling Europe

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Cycling Europe website. It wasn’t called ‘Cycling Europe’ back in August 2008; it went by the rather more specific name of  ‘Puglia 2010’ which made reference to the destination of my first trans-continental ride that was planned for the summer of 2010. Next weekend I’ll be reflecting over those ten years during my talk at the Cycle Touring Festival in Clitheroe*. Much has happened…

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…but I wonder how things might have panned out if, on Wednesday 4th August 2010, I hadn’t found somewhere to repair my bike and abandoned the cycling in preference for a train south to Milan. It could have been oh so different. Here’s a short sequence from next week’s presentation telling the story of that problematic afternoon crossing the Alps via the Gotthard Pass:

Read the full story in Crossing Europe on a Bike Called Reggie

…and here’s the post where I recounted the day at the time of the cycle: I spoke too soon.

*Tickets have now sold out for the event but more speaking events are coming up later in the summer. Full details on this page of the website. If you’d like me to speak at your event; invite me!

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  1. I was reading your book as I was following your route. Getting over that pass was truly a wonderful experience. Well, the 3 hours of effortless cycling on the way down while the moisture was ripped from your eyeballs for the first half hour was amazing!

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