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Strasbourg to Colmar

Cycling Day 11: Friday 30th July: Strasbourg to Colmar 5 hours 43 minutes in the saddle, 105 kilometres Trying to find a way out of the town or city in which I had stayed the previous night was often the greatest cycling challenge that I had to overcome […]

An email from… Mark Beaumont!

I had to look twice at my inbox tonight on returning home after the morning ride to Newbury and the afternoon lazing in a Reading coffee shop with a friend (and getting frost bitten in the process: has anyone told the weather people that it is July?). I […]

Urban views and Alpine views

This blog is supposed to be about cycling from Berkshire to Puglia in August 2010 and about my steps towards that goal. The last couple of posts have appeared more like therapy on a confessional blog. Today’s is back on the point – cycling. The views are both […]

Red Letter Day

Today will go down as a milestone on my road to Puglia 2010. Many good things have happened, one an out of the blue but “why didn’t I think of that earlier?” idea that I shall come to in a few moments (the map on the left is […]

Reading to Brindisi (Eurovelo 5)

Cycling Day 1, Sunday 18th July 2010: Reading to Abbey Wood La Via Romeo Francigena / Eurovelo 5 The Send Off Party! Iconic Location No. 1: Windsor Castle Abbey Wood Campsite And So To Bed…. Cycling Day 2, Monday 19th July 2010: Abbey Wood to Deal Escaping The Big City Lunch is Lunch […]

French Revolutions

Edging ever closer to the 700 day point, I have just started to re-read Tim Moore’s book called French Revolutions. A month before the Tour de France in 2000 he decided to spend 6 weeks cycling the route of the tour. That year it was 3,630 kilometres – […]

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