Monthly Archives: July 2014

Cambridge to Harwich

80 miles (Total 232 miles which is 373 kilometres as from now we will be working in km – sorry Mr Farrage but that is just how it is).

Today was the last day we cycled as a four We arose early, breakfasted in some style in the dining room at Westminster College (converted back from music venue from last night) and then got delayed as Bernie sheared off a tyre valve when pumping up her tyre. Such muscles after only a few days!


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Ettington to Milton Keynes: Stunning villages and a Corinthian Arch

56 miles (Total 98 Miles)

Today started with a trip in car to Halfords courtesy of the wonderful Sarah. It was great to catch up up with her and there were no limits to her hospitality. Duly equipped with new inner tubes and puncture repair kits we returned, breakfasted and were on the road by 10.30 or so.


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What is this all about?

Over the next few years (and possibly as much as 10 and hence the title to this blog) we plan to cycle as much of the route to Australia as we can overland.  We will start in our home town of Bewdley in summer of 2014 and hope to do the first 1000km or so over the weeks we have off.

We both have jobs and so cannot ride endlessly for pleasure (or at least not quite yet).  The best we can do is a series of “bunny hops” across the various countries between here and down-under.  We cannot be sure how many times we can escape per year but, in as much as we can, we will try to pick up each time where we left off and continue the route.  However this is for fun, not for charity or masochism.

When we did a trip across the Western United States last year we kept a blog charting our progress and setting out the sideways view of life that one gets from a bicycle seat, and describing a few of our encounters along the way.  We were surprised how many of our friends and colleagues started their day by clicking onto the blog to see what mad scrapes we had got into.  We are therefore going to continue the blog for those who like to experience travel vicariously.

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2 weeks to go

It is 2 weeks before we start a new ride and (we hope) a new adventure.   Loads to do and we also need to get a bit fitter (to say the least).   However here are some photos of the last training ride – just to prove that the sun can shine in England.

Bernie with her new trailer on its first outing
Bernie with her new trailer on its first outing

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