On the trail of the Pied Piper from England to Germany (London to Hamelin 2018 Days 01-05)

Today's featured photo shows the Stena Hollandica ferry docked at the port in the Hook of Holland. The first part of the 2018 Tour de Travoy was to cycle from England to Poland and to cross over the North Sea by getting the overnight ferry from Harwich to Holland . I had originally planned to cycle all … Continue reading On the trail of the Pied Piper from England to Germany (London to Hamelin 2018 Days 01-05)

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Tour de Brexit – Britain says See EU Later as May signs Article 50 letter and triggers Brexit

On the very day that Brexit is finally triggered by Theresa May,  I thought it appropriate to write a little about how Brexit impacted the 2016 Tour de Travoy.  In years to come, 2016 will be remembered across Europe for the Brexit referendum result and it certainly played it's part during my tour last year. … Continue reading Tour de Brexit – Britain says See EU Later as May signs Article 50 letter and triggers Brexit

A hectic weekend trying to get the gears fixed on my bike was followed by a hectic day’s travelling from London to Dublin (Barnet to Dublin 2016 Day 46)

Today's photo shows the departure board at Euston train station in London. After a weekend in London getting my bike fixed, it was time to get the train back to Ireland on Monday morning. Having been away for 7 weeks, I was looking forward to getting back to the old sod. My train was due … Continue reading A hectic weekend trying to get the gears fixed on my bike was followed by a hectic day’s travelling from London to Dublin (Barnet to Dublin 2016 Day 46)

After 6 weeks touring round Europe, I almost met my Waterloo after mangling the gears on my bike (Quineville to London 2016 Day 43)

Today's photo shows the Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth harbor, which at a height of 170 m is one of the tallest structures in England outside of London. The tower has 3 observation decks one of which has a glass floor 100 m above the sea. It was opened in 2005 after 5 years construction work … Continue reading After 6 weeks touring round Europe, I almost met my Waterloo after mangling the gears on my bike (Quineville to London 2016 Day 43)

Grand Depart of the 2016 Tour de Travoy on the Eurostar high speed train from London to Belgium (London to Arlon 2016 Day 01)

Today's photo shows St. Pancreas train station as the traffic streams past on a cloudy Friday morning in London. The clock-face on the tower showed 07.10 so I had plenty of time to catch my train at 08.55.  2 days previously, I had booked the Eurostar from London St. Pancreas to Brussels Midi so after … Continue reading Grand Depart of the 2016 Tour de Travoy on the Eurostar high speed train from London to Belgium (London to Arlon 2016 Day 01)