Mini Itinerary

  • 8:00am 4 July 2019
    London to Folkestone by Bike
    Estimated 104km
    Sunrise (Europe/London): 04:50
    Sunset (Europe/London): 21:12

  • 3:30pm 4 July 2019
    Folkestone to Calais by Train

  • 8:00am 5 July 2019
    Calais to Ghent Gent by Bike
    Estimated 162km
    Sunrise (Europe/Paris): 05:45
    Sunset (Europe/Brussels): 22:01

  • 8:00am 9 July 2019
    Ghent Gent to Brussels Bruxelles by Bike
    Estimated 56km
    Sunrise (Europe/Brussels): 05:41
    Sunset (Europe/Brussels): 21:55

  • 8:00am 11 July 2019
    Brussels Bruxelles to Namur by Bike
    Estimated 67km
    Sunrise (Europe/Brussels): 05:42
    Sunset (Europe/Brussels): 21:50

  • 8:00am 12 July 2019
    Namur to Bouillon by Bike
    Estimated 125km
    Sunrise (Europe/Brussels): 05:43
    Sunset (Europe/Brussels): 21:45

  • 8:00am 13 July 2019
    Bouillon to Luxembourg by Bike
    Estimated 96km
    Sunrise (Europe/Brussels): 05:46
    Sunset (Europe/Luxembourg): 21:39

Blog

  • Loop Complete
    12 May 2019

    Pack up, roll out. Last day on the bike.

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  • Flow Country
    11 May 2019

    Easy day today. We're hoping the wind blows us all the way to Bonar Bridge.

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  • The North Coast
    10 May 2019

    We have a breakfast of cheese and ham sandwiches in the morning sun.

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  • The Wee Mad Road of Inverpolly
    9 May 2019

    Wow.

    That might be the best day I've spent on a bike, anywhere, anywhen.

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  • Unhappy Feet
    8 May 2019

    It's blinding bright. I still can't feel my feet. It's too early. I refuse to wake up.

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  • Beautiful Soup
    7 May 2019

    Sunshine again. We were 30km under planned distance yesterday, so this is how we start our day.

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  • The Pass of the Cattle
    6 May 2019

    The day dawns clear and sunny. We head down to the hotel to get some breakfast. Packing up after eating, we get on the road around ten. About three hours later, we sit down for lunch at the Applecross Inn. We've covered 20km.

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  • The Last of the Mohicans
    5 May 2019

    A note on Scottish weather: if water is falling out of the sky, it's not necessarily raining.

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  • We're not in China any more
    26 May 2016

    As we head North Northwest towards the border, the sky grows dark. Thunderclouds have been threatening, and we've seen the occasional flash of lightning on the distant horizon. This is different though, as there is a reddish tinge to the swirling air. The train is heading into a sandstorm.

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  • Bagan Burndown
    22 November 2015

    While trains in Burma are relaxing and colourful, they are certainly not fast. Yesterday's moving rest still leaves us with a job of work if we are to make it to Bagan.

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  • Silver Happy People
    19 November 2015

    Just a short day today, taking us east to one of Myanmar's biggest tourist centres, Inle Lake, and the town of Nyaung Shwe.

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  • High Plains Drifting
    17 November 2015

    Cow bells. Wooden carts. Droves of cattle. Wheat harvested by hand. Cauliflowers, lots of cauliflowers, fields of cauliflowers, truckloads of cauliflowers. Cauliflower cheeeeeese!

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  • The Queen Stage
    16 November 2015

    Luzhong to Pianma, Luang Prabang to Phou Khoun, Meiringen to Grindelwald, assemble esteemed company, and welcome... Kyaukse to Ywa Ngan! What an absolute swine of a day.

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  • Are We Falling, Or Are We Flying?
    15 November 2015

    Sander calls my name to wake me. It works, kinda. I groggily come to, head still full of the vestiges of stressful dreams. My nights have been filled with paranoid dreams of packing up, leaving, cleaning, having rental places checked over, planes, airports and luggage. I'm not sure a bike trip in Myanmar is the best place to come down from the stresses I faced before getting here.

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  • All Hail The Golden Arches
    13 November 2015

    When we're set to roll out, we ask the hotel staff where the next hotel is on the road south. They say there isn't one. Not until Taungyi, at least, and that's miles away.

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  • The Inevitable Destruction Of Plans
    12 November 2015

    Slow off the mark this morning. The excuse is a debate about the route. The route I had planned has us returning the way we had come, descending back to the plain, before turning south towards Kyaukse. But, I had also pointed out that Pyin Oo Lwin possibly sets us up for an eastern route towards Inle Lake.

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  • The Road From Mandalay
    11 November 2015

    Wake up, pack up, roll out. It sounds easy, but when there's jetlag and other people involved, all bets are off.

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  • Into the south
    21 July 2015

    Followed Wye valley down to Boughrood. Climbed over the Brecons/Black Mountains towards Bwlth.

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  • Why oh Wye?
    20 July 2015

    Short day after hard day. Late start; Tom didn't seem keen. Lots of delaying tactics.

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  • Sunburn in Wales?
    19 July 2015

    Long day. Beautiful weather, got sunburnt. Rolled out and up. Lots of climbing. Some so steep I needed to push. Culinary excellence with pasta and sardines again, but better this time. Bala; Llanbrynmair. Hard day.

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