September 14, 2019

A week has passed already , on the one hand it has flown by yet on the other hand so much has happened that I feel we have been away forever.

I want to start this by saying A BIG THANK YOU to  Tim .

You have nursed the van down all on your own, 

You have coped with more e...

September 13, 2019

Deja vu 

Today looked like a very similar ride to yesterday , a 30 mile blast along the coast followed by a period of climbing and then a descent into the destination town.

We left Fano and proceeded along the SS16 . Paul B said he had seen old film footage of Stirling M...

September 13, 2019

 I need a hat which says "Baciami in fretta !"

We left Cevia in fine spirits , the hotel had the ideal place for the Tourdesands Banner.

We then proceeded along the coast to Rimini ...... This was 30 miles of wall to wall hotels, and shops selling any manner of tat ! It...

September 11, 2019

"You never know whats round the corner ........"

We left Ferrara in fine spirits , a beautiful morning , but with a 64 mile section ahead. 

The route out of Ferrara was easy and we left the city through the old city gates and then cycled beside the city wall. 

We made gre...

September 10, 2019

Another day of perfect cycling conditions , a favourable wind for most of the day and a steady 25 degrees with not too much sun.

Tim, leaving nothing to chance  loaded the van with all the provisions for the day ....

  Ready for the off from not the best named hotel!

We p...

September 9, 2019

So if yesterday was wet wet wet , today was sun sun sun .

We knew that today was not going to be about the views as we were heading through the flat lands out of Verona, and we were soon speeding along in ideal conditions through fruit fields, sunflowers, rice fields an...

September 8, 2019

Having had a lovely day yesterday  this was the view from the window of our hotel on waking ...

 And it got worse !

 So off we set , and the rain got worse and worse , we had to stop after 10 miles and try to take some sort of shelter and then we pushed on to meet Tim at...

September 7, 2019

This morning we opened the van doors and a load of bike bits fell out , it was our first job to re assemble the bikes and prepare them for the ride ahead. Luckily the garage was a fine fettling garage and you have never seen six happier people.

 We then took the bikes f...

September 7, 2019

Thursday :Our intrepid driver Tim called to say the van was running "as sweet as a nut" , I was following progress on find friends ,then the inevitable happened , the van decided to go into limp mode , ( well it is a van of a certain age you understand!) This was disap...

September 4, 2019

So here we go! It seems such a long time ago that I was sitting in a lecture about what I thought was going to be the Mille Miglia and turned out was a lecture on Italian architecture ... that the idea came to use the Mille Miglia as the route for our next epic adventu...

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