June 2018



Our climb up the final hill had taken us into the base of the low clouds, so we couldn’t really see much when we arrived in the small village of Ruda. It looked much like the many other small villages that we have passed through over the past few days. As it turn out however, […]

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Passed the 5000km mark in the stunning Czech hills

So after our visit to St Barbara’s cathedral it was home for an afternoon snooze – the luxury of a day off!  Dinner was a wander into town for a pizza and on our return our hosts had left us a basket of fresh apricots from the tree outside our flat – More food for […]

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Them bones, them bones…

So, we both slept for a pretty long time as we didn’t set the alarm for once – in fact Martina almost got a full 12 hours sleep…Goes to show we were fairly tired! On a serious note though, it isn’t simply a physical tiredness issue either, there’s continually a mental process of researching where […]

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“Ahoy” to the Czech Republic

Off early with some trepidation as we planned to cross into the Czech  Republic today. Planning a route that would avoid monster hills and busy roads was quite a challenge – but as always Master Navigator Birdsall did a fantastic job and we were mostly on quiet roads, which were quite hilly, but very manageable. […]

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A round-up of our time in Poland

As with the other countries we have visited we have decided to do a round-up of our observations in Poland – it’s likely that this will be a common theme for our last blog post for each country. We’ve spent just over three weeks in Poland, the longest time in a country so far. The […]

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Our final Polish city – and we saved the best for last!

Had a great night’s sleep in our very rural environment and a lie-in until 8am, but we were still on our way at 9.30 for a fairly uneventful day cycling  – mainly through forest and a national park. We have decided that what we are missing in Poland some days is a proper coffee culture […]

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