Starmix

Starmix

June 18, 2014  |  The real thing  |  8 Comments

Day 4 – Siena to Grosseto

Today’s ride has been like a bag of haribo starmix. I’d say allsorts but I don’t like liquorice, and anyone reading this will be well aware of my haribo obsession.

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The day that just kept going

The day that just kept going

June 17, 2014  |  The real thing  |  5 Comments

Day 3 – Pistoia to Siena

When you are cycling on a day that feels like it is never ending you have to remind yourself to take a moment to appreciate your surroundings and the simple things. The sunshine, breathtaking scenery that looks like it’s from a picture postcard, sweeping…

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Water water everywhere...

Water water everywhere…

June 16, 2014  |  The real thing  |  2 Comments

Day 2 – Bologna to Pistoia

The word to describe today is without a doubt, wet. Rain showers? More like being in the shower. The low point had to be the lorry that drove through a puddle next to mark and I and showered us with water that came over our…

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The route that kept getting longer

The route that kept getting longer

June 15, 2014  |  The real thing  |  7 Comments

Day 1 – Venice to Bologna.

Today was supposed to be 85 miles when we set off. Mark’s memory was clearly failing him and within a few miles the day had extended to 90. When we checked the garmin the actual distance was 95 miles and after a slight detour because…

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We have arrived in Italy.

We have arrived in Italy.

June 14, 2014  |  The real thing  |  1 Comment

Enjoying prosecco, wine and beer in Venice- we are here.
10 miles ridden and bikes ok so far, they survived the journey.
Ouch badge to Andy, who kissed the Tarmac after close encounter with a tram track. Lez, he’s fine.
Proper update tomorrow but some pics for now to whet the appetite while…

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