May 28, 2016 Ceri 2Comment

Day 4 Friday 27th May 2016 – Uddevalle to Gothenburg 63 miles Warm Showers is a website specially designed for touring cyclists to enjoy a free nights stay or just to meet for a chat and share information, stories and experiences.  As I woke up inside my tent, feeling rather sunburnt from the day before, I remembered I’d downloaded an app for Warm Showers before I’d left. A quick look using the campsite’s poor WIFI and saw that there were dozens of fellow cyclists offering accomodation in Gothenburg, today’s destination. After reading through lots of different profiles, avoiding those with…

May 27, 2016 Ceri 3Comment

Day 3 Thursday 27th May 2016 47 miles The first night under the stars was very satisfactory, only waking up a couple of times due to the light. It seems to rarely get dark here, being light still around 10pm and the sun rising well before I get up, much earlier than I’m used to. As I was in the site’s toilets and hearing “It’s going to be a bright, bright sun-shiny day ” being blasted out of the radio, I decided long trousers were not the way today so quickly changed into shorts.  After breakfast, planning the route, looking…

May 25, 2016 Ceri 5Comment

Day 2 Wednesday 25 May 2016 60 miles After only arriving in Norway yesterday, it was time to leave. Being less than 20 miles from the border Swedish border it didn’t take long and after my first hill of the trip I was there around 11 am. It was only once I had reached this hill that I realised it had barely climbed any hills so far. Although this was good I was keen to test my legs. I tried to sprint up the first incline but the bike didn’t want to join me! It felt like somebody was pulling…

May 24, 2016 Ceri

Day 1 Tuesday 24th May 2016 20 miles This cycling tour around Europe has officially started! I am writing this from a town/city (?) called Sarpsborg, about 20 miles from Rygge Airport and 20 miles to the Swedish border. My alarms went off at 5.30am this morning but had little effect on me as I was already awake, thinking about the day ahead. I had got my bags ready last night so had a quick shower, making most of the hotel’s facilities, then hobbled over to the taxi taking me to the airport. This time a friendly driver! Checking in…