Charity Cycle from Belfast to Poland 2037km in 21 days
No training. No helmet. Steel toe cap boots as footwear.
Bicycle purchased second hand from Gumtree for £90. Land Rover Tszemzno. Great Bike
The boat from Rosslare to Cherbourg cost £80, with no cabin – so I slept in the cafeteria of the ship, uncomfortable to say the least especially after cycling over 200 mile in the previous 2 days. People offered to pay me into a cabin but I would never have allowed it as it was extortionate. I later got my cabin on the Great Big Walk. And I talked to the captain for an hour.
10 Euro per day on food and accommodation = 230 Euro.
No credit in my emergency mobile phone, not a penny. One person could ring me the whole time. It was a miracle.
€17 and £20 in my pocket and when I left home.
7 Countries 21 days of cycling +1 rest day in Handel Netherlands
Belfast (NI) – Rosslare Harbour (IRE) 336km
Rosslare (IRE) – Cherbourg (FRA) – Stena Line Ferry
Cherbourg (FRA) – Tournai (BEL) 569km
Tournai (BEL) – Witrijt (NED) 219km
Witrijt (NED) – Kleve (GER) 106km
Kleve (GER) – Slobice (POL) 722km
Slobice (POL) – Nowy Tomysl (POL) 85km
Total 2037km in 21 days of cycling
Began: 12th October 10am Finished: 5th November 7pm -5 Degrees on the last night.