Day 3- Hank gets the blues – Gaschurn, Aus – Sterzing-Vipiteno, Ita

After packing up my bivvy from the worlds least comfortable car park floor I went upstairs to the hotel to indulge in one of life's most underrated pleasures, a buffet breakfast. Adam(#211) Stu(#194) Joseph (#165) and Danny (#9) were all enjoying the same fare, and it was good to chat to people after a second … Continue reading Day 3- Hank gets the blues – Gaschurn, Aus – Sterzing-Vipiteno, Ita

Day 2- Saverne, FRA – CP1 Gaschurn, AUS

I set off just before 06:00 on Day 2, aiming for Strasbourg; a McDonald's breakfast and an anxious wait outside one of the bike shops I'd selected at random. The ride to Strasbourg was pleasant enough in the early morning sun and I saw a couple of other TCR riders. Strasbourg proved easy enough to … Continue reading Day 2- Saverne, FRA – CP1 Gaschurn, AUS

Day 1- Creaking my way through France. Geraardsbergen, BEL – Saverne, FRA

The roar of the Muur is followed by the eerie quiet of the Belgian night, save for the buzz of freewheels and hushed conversations between riders. The road ahead is a sea of blinking red lights but it doesn't take long for these to be swallowed by the darkness, as people begin following their own … Continue reading Day 1- Creaking my way through France. Geraardsbergen, BEL – Saverne, FRA