Monday, June 23, 2008

London to Lille Ride Approaches

Just a quick post to say the charity ride is soon! Sponsor me!!

I've been doing some more detailed route investigating, which leads me to believe that 141 miles is a slight under-estimate. This was based on the optimum Google Maps (avoid highways) route, whereas we'll be deviating. Here are links to the routes I think we'll be taking:

UK: (Gravesend canal, down through Medway avoiding A20)

France: (Coast, Dunkirk, then Ypres and Passchendaele)

So that’d be 183 miles (just under 300km) then!!!! We leave Friday lunchtime and hope to get into Lille Saturday afternoon (there's an English language tour of the old town I'm hoping to attend). Maybe I should fill my Camelbak with Lucozade!

In other news, I'm off to Glastonbury in two days. Wish me luck, sunshine and happy music. Full report when I get back (and after I've showered!).

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