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  • Day 51 – Copenhagen to Ängelholm

    Day 51 – Copenhagen to Ängelholm

    Morning came blessed in heavenly cloud. A respite from the heat. I said an early goodbye to my lovely niece Kealena in Copenhagen. My little brother, who is almost 2 m tall, escorted me out of town and north along the flat sandy shores towards Helsingør to catch the ferry over to Sweden. The eastern […]

  • Day 48 – Rødbyhavn to Køgel

    Day 48 – Rødbyhavn to Køgel

    Part 3 Early morning hangs grey in the Danish sky. While loading the bike this morning the front door blows shut and cannot be opened again. My panniers are still inside the foyer. I have already put my key into a box at the automatic reception. A man smoking in the carpark says “oh my […]

  • Day 11 Montale to Riola. The Forest.

    Day 11 Montale to Riola. The Forest.

    Lina gave me cake and cappuccino for breakfast. My stomach was in a knot. She reminded me not to attempt the ride over the mountain: “Non devi farlo Signora, per favore!” – You are not to do it, please – They stood behind their gate and waved feebly as I rode off. On the google […]

  • Day 7 – cycling from Siena to Radda

    Day 7 – cycling from Siena to Radda

    Siena Jolly greetings fly around the breakfast room at the convent in Siena. A friendly Danish couple cycling from Rome to Copenhagen mention the steep narrow roads. There are no dedicated cycle tracks, only the white gravel farm roads. We are now in L’Eroica country. “The Hero” is an annual vintage bike race that takes […]

  • 1 – THE BIKE RIDE

    1 – THE BIKE RIDE

    She stands waiting calmly for departure day, glinting with red reflectors in the dark grotto below our apartment.