Unique Cycling Tour...Riders Wanted

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Re: Unique Cycling Tour...Riders Wanted

Postby Sweep » 10 Jun 2015, 9:23am

smith4188 wrote:
khain wrote:Is anyone keeping a blog of the trip?


Probably not a blog but hopefully daily updates and photos on the Ride And Seek 2015 Facebook page. If you're on Facebook, please come and Like us.


I looked up ride and seek on FB and just found an australian bike tour company. Wrong place? I hate FB but appreciate that it's probably the simplest way of you doing simple updates.
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Re: Unique Cycling Tour...Riders Wanted

Postby jamesgilbert » 10 Jun 2015, 9:39am

There's a link to the Facebook page on the website (top right corner): http://www.rideandseek2015.com/

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Re: Unique Cycling Tour...Riders Wanted

Postby smith4188 » 10 Jun 2015, 11:38am

Yes, the Facebook page is Ride And Seek 2015.
http://www.EuropeByBicycle.com - Country-by-country touring info for 54 European nations and disputed regions

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Re: Unique Cycling Tour...Riders Wanted

Postby Sweep » 10 Jun 2015, 6:49pm

ta

should have read the post more carefully.
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Re: Unique Cycling Tour...Riders Wanted

Postby Cyril Haearn » 23 Feb 2018, 10:34am

smith4188 wrote:Yes, the Facebook page is Ride And Seek 2015.

Any update?
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Re: Unique Cycling Tour...Riders Wanted

Postby smith4188 » 23 Feb 2018, 10:54am

Yes, sorry, I should have done this a couple of years ago.

I'd originally planned 100 days for the ride, thinking that we'd need to go gently because of lack of calories. As it turned out we completed the 3,359 mile ride in 66 days with a budget of £66 each (not counting the ferry). One of us had to drop out after a couple of weeks because of an old knee problem. At times it was tough but we saw some exceptionally beautiful places. In the UK we generally asked farmers if we could camp in one of their fields (and only one refused us) while on the continent we squirrelled ourselves away somewhere. We proved utterly useless at fishing but found tons of fruit, especially once we reached the continent. Surviving like that for a couple of months really makes you appreciate money - having enough rather than having lots. And I lost three stone in weight (which I've put back on since, but this year's ride begins in just over a month and so it'll all come off again - sorry, I'm babbling). All in all, it was an amazing experience and its lessons will live with me forever.

If you're interested in finding out more about the trip, there are photos on the website (http://www.RideAndSeek2015.com) and I also wrote a book about it.
http://www.EuropeByBicycle.com - Country-by-country touring info for 54 European nations and disputed regions