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Day 9: It started off oh so well, and then we went rogue…Aschaffenburg 🇩🇪 ➡️ Würzburg (76 miles) “Is there such a thing as a Bavarian bear…?”

Those last 20 miles 😅 We are hurtling towards our second rest day of the trip, but 150 miles over two days currently stands in our way. Today’s route takes us further south down the River Main and then east to Würzburg. It also take us OVER THE HALFWAY MARK! Yes, my friends, you read… Continue reading Day 9: It started off oh so well, and then we went rogue…Aschaffenburg 🇩🇪 ➡️ Würzburg (76 miles) “Is there such a thing as a Bavarian bear…?”

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Day 8: Having a ‘mare in Mainz, getting soaked to the bone and losing my purse…Mainz 🇩🇪 ➡️ Aschaffenburg 🇩🇪(59 miles) “It’s all part of the experience!”

So it turns out that Mainz is a) pretty ugly and b) a pig of a place to navigate out of, especially on a Monday morning and in the rain... We set off early (no change there) but even at 0630 the traffic was busier than I’d seen previously. It was about 8 miles to… Continue reading Day 8: Having a ‘mare in Mainz, getting soaked to the bone and losing my purse…Mainz 🇩🇪 ➡️ Aschaffenburg 🇩🇪(59 miles) “It’s all part of the experience!”

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Day 7: The heat is well and truly back on…Koblenz 🇩🇪 ➡️ Mainz 🇩🇪 (62 miles) “I feel like a Christmas turkey roasting from the inside out…”

Airbnb is very hit and miss. Sometimes you luck out and end up with an amazing place, like Ans’ garden house in Tilburg (that pool!!), and sometimes you lose out in the Airbnb lottery and end up in the tiny flat I found myself in last night. It wasn’t so much the size that was… Continue reading Day 7: The heat is well and truly back on…Koblenz 🇩🇪 ➡️ Mainz 🇩🇪 (62 miles) “I feel like a Christmas turkey roasting from the inside out…”

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Day 6: Enjoying the EuroVelo and the cooler temperatures… Köln 🇩🇪 ➡️ Koblenz 🇩🇪 (61 miles) “You haven’t cycled all the way from the UK..?!”

A slighter later alarm this morning (all of 15 minutes, so it wasn’t exactly a lie in) and we were packed up and on the road for 06:45. I like setting off early, especially when navigating out of a city as there aren’t many people or cars around, so if I go down the wrong… Continue reading Day 6: Enjoying the EuroVelo and the cooler temperatures… Köln 🇩🇪 ➡️ Koblenz 🇩🇪 (61 miles) “You haven’t cycled all the way from the UK..?!”

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Day 5: Rest Day 1 in Cologne…taking phone calls from newspapers and on the hunt for cleats…🇩🇪

Last night I ended my evening with my favourite pub quiz! Quarantine quiz number god-knows-how-many was, as always, excellent. Big shoutout to James and Jenny for Thursday night entertainment. It was fun to join from Germany and play along with M and FF and team mascot, Pooh, back at home. Same time next week?! Pub… Continue reading Day 5: Rest Day 1 in Cologne…taking phone calls from newspapers and on the hunt for cleats…🇩🇪

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Day 4: My first proper low moments…Roermond 🇳🇱 ➡️ Cologne 🇩🇪 (59 miles) “Have I bitten off more than I can chew…?”

Follow me on Strava if you’re interested in seeing the exact route So who actually said their prayers to the weather gods last night? Because it didn’t work. I woke up at 05:20, pitch black outside and pouring down with rain. Oh man. I knew it would take me about 45 minutes to get ready,… Continue reading Day 4: My first proper low moments…Roermond 🇳🇱 ➡️ Cologne 🇩🇪 (59 miles) “Have I bitten off more than I can chew…?”

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Day 3: An early start to beat the heat…Tilburg ➡️ Roermond (63 miles) “The best way to see the country”

It turns out that when you go from eating a diet consisting of minimal amounts of processed sugar and caffeine, to drinking two coffees; a coke and lots of sugar in one day, your body knows about it. Last night I had a terrible nights sleep, not only was it boiling hot but I was… Continue reading Day 3: An early start to beat the heat…Tilburg ➡️ Roermond (63 miles) “The best way to see the country”

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Day 2: Making friends and enjoying Dutch cycle paths…Europort ➡️ Tilburg (72 miles) “You’re one mad, crazy lady!”

I have a confession to make...I didn’t actually “exit stage left” quite as early as I thought I would last night. One man and his guitar was actually very entertaining, and he was cracking out hit after hit. Once I did leave for my cabin, I prepared for bed hoping to fall off to sleep… Continue reading Day 2: Making friends and enjoying Dutch cycle paths…Europort ➡️ Tilburg (72 miles) “You’re one mad, crazy lady!”

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Day 1: The adventure begins…Doncaster ➡️ Hull (50 miles) “I hope you have the time of your life”

Monday 10th August 2020 will forever be a memorable date for me, as it marks the start of my epic adventure. I spent the morning doing my final bits of packing and checks on the bike. The thing is with bike touring, you can’t really pack that much so it makes the whole thing much… Continue reading Day 1: The adventure begins…Doncaster ➡️ Hull (50 miles) “I hope you have the time of your life”