10th September

Heading to Mainz today, with our characteristic late start and slow pace. Cycled in a steady train, and managed 7 miles in about 20 mins. Then spent the next 6 hours doing the remaining 30. We did however come across an incredible find- a bike superstore, the highlight being a tyre vending machine outside. ...

9th septmber, 23.31

Crammed into the tent hiding from the rain again, after an incredibly unsatisfying meal. Possibly the first time I ever thought I'd be sick from food. I also get the horrible feeling we'll wake up to find either our bikes or ourselves have slid into the Rhine... ------------------

9th September 16.16

Today has been an interesting day. Yes, we've just had a fantastic decent down a mountain. Yes we hit about 60km/h. Yes, we've found some interesting looking bugs. But all that only came as a result of Craig leading us on a "slight" detour up a 300 meter ascent. Craig doesn't get to navigate ...

Turn On, Toe In and Cop Out

Another of our perhaps famous late starts again (granted, the campsite happened to be at the top of a mountain- excellent choice...) Woke up on time, packed up in time, and proceeded to have a long and leisurely breakfast, followed by many many hours of much needed early stage bike maintenance. After the first few ...

8th september, 16.39

The Haribo sickness has set in. With nearly 10kg of assorted goods bought, there was going to be little else on the menu for a long time, and gummi bear breakfast doesn't really do anyone any favours. That, mixed with an incredible headwind has made for a very, slow, day. Its a bizzare journey ...

Haribo Macht Kinder Froh!

At least the day off wasn't wasted- a healthy visit to the Haribo shop and a healthy amount of Haribo bought. Should keep us going a few miles further! ------------------ See and download the full gallery on posterous

One week down…

After 7 days, things have been somewhat slow, not to mention inconsistent. Starting the day's cycling at midday or later is nothing strange to us, nor is finding a damp ditch by a public path to call home in the middle of the night. Meals have also been... varied, with such delicious offerings as mixed ...

Klexxs Im Hof

Having met Jack in the middle of the night in the city, with no camping ground or youth hostel for miles, we decided to bite the bullet and pay for a hotel. The novelty of sharing a bed with Jack aside, it was a welcome comfort and an incredible luxury. Amazingly welcoming and people here, ...

DDD

Not quite the 400km predicted, a bout of food poisoning left us hanging short of the mark and getting the train to London halfway on the return leg. Getting to the start point late, having rushed to complete Stu's bike was definitely not a great start, but I'm happy to say at least that Byron's superb ...