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Maidstone

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  • Day70

    Day 70 - Calais to Maidstone, 48 miles

    June 24, 2016 in the United Kingdom

    So after an amazing and diverse 10 weeks of beautiful scenery, cultures and people and many new friends made its time to leave Europe and sadly as it turns out in more ways than one today. Many things may change after today's vote but hopefully we will all never loose the freedom to travel to and learn from different cultures all over the world.

    I may be heading home but there's still some miles to cover and after not seeing a hill for about 2 weeks following the Rhine the steep climb to the top of the White Cliffs of Dover were a bit of shock to the system! After taking in the amazing views along the coast from the top it was time to head in land through Kent 'the garden of England' to visit family in Maidstone.

    Felt a little surreal to be back riding in England and adjusting to riding on the left again! After only a few miles you realise that even though cycling is exploding in the UK we still have a long way to match the quality of road surfaces , cycling networks and maybe most importantly the relationship between cyclist and traffic. On the continent the cyclist is soo respected. In the 40 or so miles I rode in England today I probably had as many cars pass me too close and in dangerous spots as I did in the list 10 weeks in Europe.

    Despite the above it was still a good ride today in the sunshine (who'd have thought coming back to England would give me sun!) and was great seeing family and catching up on everything.

    Last ride tomorrow!
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  • Day82

    English countryside

    November 21, 2015 in the United Kingdom

    Yesterday B and I flew from Rome to Bristol on EasyJet. Our first experience on a European low cost carrier - it was actually not too bad after a little bit of a delay. We arrived to the smiling faces of Pattie and Lee (my mum's cousin and her son). An hour drive had us in their town of Melksham and saw us meeting Zoe (Pattie's daughter) and Iris (Pattie's mum and my late nanna's sister). After a great night at their house (thank you again!) we explored Bath with Lee. On the train again we traveled to Canterbury to see Daniel. We're staying at B's brother's parents in law's house. Can't wait to explore here some more!Read more

  • Day1

    Maidstone, United Kingdom

    July 30, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    ....And we're off!!
    Day 1, first stop Cambridge. We've calculated we'll be covering around 1500 miles in our 1988 Porsche 924s, which we have bought especially for the journey. Weeks of hard work recommisioning her after the previous owner nearly retired her from active duty, we now get a chance to bring an 80's classic back to life!
    The car is stealth packed with very minimal provisions, in some very retro luggage!
    Time to let the old girl stretch her legs 😁🚗
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  • Day16

    Home!

    August 14, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    1303 miles later, and we're home! The car was an absolute superstar and really did us proud. It has been a fantastic trip and we've had some fabulous times with some fabulous people 😁 Better start planning the next one...!!

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