Day 15 The Final Day of Phase 2

Relive 'Day 15 Arctic to Africa.' And so, the end is here! Arctic to Africa Phase 2 is completed! Emotions and tiredness hit us at the end and then, despite all the great planning, modern technology hit us and our internet capabilities did not let us put up the final...

Day 13 & 14

Another two tough days for the boys and the heat has made things very hard for all. The scenery is amazing – field after field of grape vines and olive trees, but a mix of long flats then tough hills has again taken its toll. Very enjoyably for all concerned...

Day 10,11, 12 and the Alps

Relive 'Day 10' So, day 12 is upon us. The last couple of days have been hard for all – mentally and physically. Early starts, long days, steep climbs, tough descents and scorching heat were just some of the things we have had to deal with. No wonder that moods...

Day 8 & 9 Heading towards the Alps

Today’s blog sponsored by Logic Fire and Security Day 8 We have had a dramatic few days hence no update yesterday. Where do we start? Yesterday was our rest day or was supposed to be we only had 78 miles to do after all. The route was along the Saal canal on a...

Day 7 Half way through Arctic to Africa

Halfway! Just over 2,200 miles completed for the whole challenge, we are now on the countdown! Today’s blog is sponsored by Vantage Group! Another 100 miles today, but much more enjoyable. 3 climbs and the first was a big long climb. The scenery is now a lot...

Day 6 Still in Germany hitting the hills!

Day 6 Still in Germany close to the Czech Border. Sponsored by The Station Hotel 118 miles today, all uphill, not steep but continuous and into the wind again. A total of 5500ft of climbing. This morning it was hot, hot, hot. About 31 degrees in the shade! The scenery...

Day 3 & 4 Copenhagen to Gartow

Sponsored by New Lodge Contractors Blog by Sean 107 yesterday then 125 Miles today all the way into a heavy wind about 30 – 40 Mph!!! These were supposed to be the days we got our legs working; long, flat and fast! Far from it, this was more about team work! For...

Day 2 Halmstad to Copenhagen

Our last day in Sweden for this Arctic to Africa trip, we have had 10 days cycling over the whole trip to date and over 1000 miles in total. Quick summary of Sweden. The north was forest, forest for 800 miles – that’s a big forest! This year as we headed South...

Phase 2 Day 1 Gothenburg to Halmstad

So today was the first proper day of phase 2, and we all felt more than ready to get stuck into it. We got up and set off at about 8.10am. It was a pleasant little warm up, along a road that ran right next to the sea-  a very scenic way to wake up and get our legs...