They are very supportive – two fellow languages teachers – but they are sceptical as to whether I will be able to cycle from Reading to Puglia. I shall prove them wrong of course… Advertisements
When I posted the previous message, I did worry that it was a bit boring and administrative; it was simply a letter from my employer confirming that I would be able to purchase my bike through the “cycle to work” scheme. It is bizarre then that such a […]
This may look like one of those letters that was published at the height of the parliamentary expenses scandal, but it isn’t. The first line explains all: I am writing to advise you of the amendment to your contract of employment following your recent Cycle-Plus application…. I can […]
I think this is the southern side of the Gotthard Pass so I will be cycling down it rather than up!
Google Earth does give interesting perspectives on the Eurovelo 5 route. By clicking on this link and then selecting “View in Google Earth” you too can have a middle-of-the-night play, just like I’m doing now….
In a comment to the previous post about the St. Gotthard Pass, William, chair of the Confraternity of Pilgrims to Rome points out diplomatically “You know that is a picture of the Great St Bernard Pass of course”. Well, in all honesty, I think I got distracted by […]
Yesterday’s practical pilgrimage day got me thinking about crossing the Alps again. The Via Francigena crosses the mountains at the Great St. Bernard Pass. The Eurovelo 5 crosses at via the Saint Gotthard Pass. I have just found a useful website all about cycling in the Alps. Its […]
Meeting my niece in London after the meeting yesterday was the thin end of the wedge. Several beers later I arrived home in Reading and then tackled a bottle of wine so, as I write, I have a little bit of a hangover. What follows is a more […]
Interesting afternoon. There were a variety of people to listen to. None had actually cycled to Rome although cycling was referenced quite a lot, as was camping which of course is relevant. My main thoughts however are about why I am following the Eurovelo 5 from Calais to Switzerland […]
Ann Milner discusses her walk from Canterbury to Rome along the Via Francigena.
From the confraternity’s website is the programme for Saturday; 12.00 Basic review of the route, its history, the way-marking and maps and guide-books by Joe Patterson 12.20 Question and answer session. What do you want to know? Clothing and footwear, terrain, accommodation, tents, climate, time of the year, […]
I wanted a motivating, happy picture because I don’t have anything to write about today so typed “europe” and “cycle” into Flickr. This came up; great image – it sums up the freedom of cycling at its best. Click on the photo itself to see it in situ on […]