Monday, 23 June 2008

We Make it Home!

Before Leaving the Badger Pub.
And after we've done the 8 cities.


After only 6 days we make it back to Blighty, lovely warm weather throughout Europe and freezing when we hit the UK. So much so Nathan abandons Dave for the warmth of the Van and Ian relaxes on the back of Dave. If only Ian's attention deficit disorder could be cured as after the first mile he was bored.

Ian celebrating the final leg of our journey.
Ahh the wind in my face!
At least Ian can rehydrate while riding on the back of this beast!
Dave, Ian and Clive.

Channel Tunnel
Owing to BIG Dave's Motion sickness we wimp out and use the Chunnel. This is the first experience for Nathan, Ian and Dave who are all very impressed with the efficiency of this service. If only we had had more time to hit the duty free!!

Dave, Nathan and Ian.
Dave, Ian and Nathan.

Our last night


After a long hard push we hit our final objective city number 8, Paris. This was only 5 and a half days after leaving Eccleshall on Sunday lunchtime! Perhaps next time we could 10 cities in 8 days!!

Dave and Clive.

Nathan and Ian.

Notre Dame.
Eiffel Tower in distance when entering Paris.
River Seine
Latin Quarter. Dave and Clive.
Notre Dame

Service Station

Clive's Office - Sat Nav, phone and Blackberry - who needs anything else - well maybe BEER!!!

River Rhein. Austria/Czech border.

Clive on Dave's trike.
Ian shattered after hours of riding.
Attention at Dave's trike.
Dave resting.


Egger Bier - Nathan, Clive and Dave.
Bern near clock tower - Dave, Clive, Nathan and Ian.
Outside church building.

Dave polishing his helmet.

Football area of Bern. Nathan, Dave and Clive.
Nathan, Dave and Clive.

Outside hotel. Clive, Nathan and Dave.

Clive outside 'Jack Jones' shop.


Clives cheese and ham salad.
Nathan, Ian and Dave in Lindau.

Wednesday, 18 June 2008

Home is getting much closer

Left Berlin after breakfast on the terrace, 24degress at 8a.m. destination Prague. Although the Satnav might have European maps it doesn't understand German roads, however Eastern Europe and the Czech Republic was non existant on our electronic map, so on to manual map reading and swerving around the streets of Prague. We arrived and lunched al fresco. We managed to avoid trams, Police and rush hour and onwards back to Germany. We passed through Babylon! (Google it!!!). Staying at a small B+B in Regensburg tonight courtesy of the Marriot Group. Had one of the best burgers ever on the terrace. So in conclusion three meals outside today, some amazing sights, many many miles and six capitals under our belt. Many thanks for the messages of encouragement and continued donations. Heading for Switzerland tomorrow and the winding mountain roads.

Dave running on the tram lines and fumes (no petrol stations in central Prague)

Views of Prague

Away from straight motorways at last
A bloggers eye view of the trike pilots helmet
We're on a road to nowhere

Another motorway picture Berlin to Prague via Dresden - Using "the force" as navigation.

Tuesday, 17 June 2008

Long way from home

The Journey so far has been fast and furious traveling many miles along boring motorways. We apologise for our photos but the time for sight seeing hasn't been with us until this evening in Berlin where we visited the Brandenburg Gate. Subsequent photos will hopefully be more entertaining.

5th city visited - Berlin - 1250 miles done so far - almost half way.

The Team enter Germany.

A thousand miles take its toll on Jonesy.

And so on to Berlin. Dave and Nathan pounding the autobahns.

Our second night was spent at a fantastic hotel in Amsterdam found by Lisa manning the G8 mission control, many thanks for finding a comfortable bed and wonderful meal, although the cheese was a bit iffy.

About to leave Luxembourg (city 3) next stop Amsterdam.

One of the famous landmarks in Luxembourg that we could find - Sorry Luxembourg!

Ian ready to go following a short stop in Brussels

From Dunkirk to Brussels. Our 2nd city.

Leaving Dover Sunday night showing the white cliffs.

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