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Thessaloniki to Istanbul

There are some cycling records that are truly remarkable feats of human endurance. The round the year award which is to cover as much distance as possible over the course of a 12 month period is probably the most impressive. The current record was set by Tommy Goodwın in 1938 when he rode a staggering 75,065 miles … Continue reading Thessaloniki to Istanbul

Weeks 2 and 3 on Paros

At around 11 o’clock each morning we hear the jingle jangle of goat bells on the hills above the garden. The goat herder spends all day walking them round the valley while they eat everything in their path so the trick is to not walk them over the same route until the scrub has had … Continue reading Weeks 2 and 3 on Paros

Week 1 on Paros

By popular demand here are a few stats from the journey so far: Total distance ridden: 8554km Number of countries visited: 23 Nights in the tent: 83/141 Coldest night in tent: -6c Highest altitude: 1,233m Longest day: 121km (Brighton to Felixstowe) Number of ferry journeys: 24 Favourite country for biscuits: Latvia Favourite country for pastries: … Continue reading Week 1 on Paros

The Peloponnese

While travelling through Eastern Europe we’ve brushed up on a lot of our knowledge of modern history so have a much better idea of how all these countries have changed shape over the past decades. I’m not sure I’d be any more capable of remembering the date lines that Mr Symonds used to try and … Continue reading The Peloponnese