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Wednesday, 11 July 2012

3. Wednesday 11th July

Hello everyone, Anthea here. I have been asked to keep the blog updated as very long days in the saddle are preventing them getting to the internet, so here goes for my first attempt at blogging! (Thanks to Louise).

Harwich on Thursday evening was hysterical - the bikes were very heavy and they almost failed to get on them at all! Anyway, they eventually peddled off to the ferry, all well, and they set off as planned Friday morning. 2 good days with lots of help from very kind Dutch people (I am guessing they were lost occasionally) knocked off about 120 miles then Sunday was a reality check with poor weather and a short 48 miles. Not that I could do 48 miles on a very heavy bike. Even worse, with no campsite in the area a handy railway bridge by the Rhine was their campsite for the night. Its a wonder they weren't arrested! I think Johnnie Walker helped them to sleep well!

They were almost at Koblenz last night so hopefully good scenery and a good cycle path down the Rhine are helping them on their way.

Thanks to everyone who has been in touch with me.






7 comments:

Maureen said...

Clever you. Give them our best wishes when you speak to David.

mary said...

Had another text from Bruce,they have reached Mainz, Bruce has had trouble (unspecified!) with his bike.......but hopefully is now mobile.

Anonymous said...

'Rather you than us, we would both have fallen off the bikes before Harwich. Keep pedalling. Edward and Sue'

Edward and Sue said...

'Rather you than us, we would both have fallen off the bikes before Harwich. Keep pedalling. Edward and Sue'

louise oliver said...

I so hope the weather holds for them....keep peddling!

louise oliver said...

I so hope the weather holds for them....keep peddling!

Cheryl and Philippe said...

Well done guys!

I have been following your progress but don't know what happened to my last comment. Is there any truth in the rumour you have been invited to light the Olympic flame? Good luck!

Cheryl