Tomorrow is the day to ride.
Anyone who has done a long-distance ride knows how difficult it is to organise the whole thing logistically. Thankfully, I am pleased to say that Techbikers (thank you Marie!) has covered all the details, they have everything planned — accommodation, food (the level of detail is unbelievable!), transport (of both people and bikes) and the other logistics. So, everything is under control as much as it can be: it is up to us to ride.
The Paris — London ride is split into three days: Friday, Saturday and Sunday. We meet tomorrow morning at St. Pancras station, take the Eurostar to Paris where we gather at the Eiffel Tower to collect the bikes and take a group photo. After that, the fun begins.
The route divided into days looks like this:
Friday: Paris-Vernon => 90 km (route)
Saturday: Vernon-Dieppe => 118 km (route)
Sunday: Newhaven-London => 96 km (route)
On the other hand, the thing that we don’t have control over is the weather. Apparently, it’ll rain tomorrow and we’ll have a wet start in Paris, but it will clear up on Saturday and Sunday. One has to be careful on the slippery roads.
Fingers crossed! :)
I will be cycling from Paris to London with 70 likeminded individuals. Apart from the pain and thrill I’ll go through, I will be raising £500 for the RoomToRead. Since everyone who read this had a chance for a good education, I would like to ask you to help me fundraise on the link below:
Thank you! :)
–Written on September 17th, 2015 by Marko Srsan