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Monthly Archive for: "July, 2018"
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Kampen to Amsterdam

Day 12. Well the “Dutch hills” got us today. Like a Mack truck in the face. Before coffee break it was windy, then between coffee and lunch it was windy and then after lunch for something different it was…um, windy. The scenery was pretty and we rode through some lovely villages, Elburg being one of the […]
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Coevorden to Kampen

Day 11. What an absolutely beautiful day to be riding a bike through the beautifully treed towns and villages of the Netherlands. We set off early this morning (for a change) for a day where we could take it easy as we only had 75kms of flat flat flat riding ahead. The Dutch take their bike […]
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Cloppenburg to Coevorden

Day 10. Somehow Richard and I seem to be nearly the last out on the road each morning, mostly because everyone else is so super keen to get going but today it was a pesky tube that held us up. And it must have been the distraction of this that caused us to miss the first […]
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Bremen to Cloppenburg

Day 9. It’s our last full day in Germany today. To be honest we won’t miss the German bike paths too much, some of them are pretty bumpy but at least they’re lucky enough to have a good network of paths. Anything under 100kms is starting to feel like we’re slacking off for the day because […]
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Hamburg to Bremen

Day 8. It was a good ride day today, nice mild weather, no winds, pretty country, pretty towns with lovely houses and beautifully maintained gardens. It’s a great way to spend 110kms on the bike – the time and distance just flies past you on days like these. You see a lot of people cycle touring and […]
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Hamburg rest day

Day 6. After some long days and yesterday’s rain we were all glad to have a rest day today in Hamburg. Time to get the washing done, dry out the shoes and maybe have a bit of a sleep in. Only not too much of a sleep in because we had a scheduled boat tour […]
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Lubeck to Hamburg

Day 5. Well as promised we woke up this morning to the sound of rain. Our guide Ronny had been asked at briefing what kind of rain we could expect which he tried to describe via sound effects. What we heard in the morning was pretty much spot on. But what’s a good bike tour […]
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Eutin to Lubeck

Day 4. After two big days everyone was happy to have a 50km ride today and better still the sun was shining and the wind was still. We rode along the beautiful coastal area of Scharbeutz with its lovely white sandy beaches, cafes and beautiful homes. Some parts were a little reminiscent of the famous […]
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Rodvig to Maribo to Eutin

Day 2 We set off from Rødvig to Maribo for our first 100km day (or near enough). The ride was flat and the countryside pretty, with the day broken up by well-spaced coffee and lunch breaks. We had a bridge of approximately 2kms long to cross to the island of Lolland before arriving in Maribo […]
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Copenhagen to Paris Begins!

After being well briefed last night by our awesome crew of Enrico, Lisa, Ronny, Roberto and Marten and enjoying our first group dinner together, our large and excited troop set off from Copenhagen for the first day of our expedition to Paris. It’s fantastic catching up with so many of our group from last years […]
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