Cycling: from London to Italy

usd-1¬†Or, more precisely, cycling from London to Dervio: this is my home town in Italy and I’ve always been a member of the cycling section of Unione Sportiva Derviese. I drove a car from London to Dervio and back, I did the same a few years ago with a motorbike: before turning 40, I wanted to see if I could cycle the distance (one way only, I took a flight back). This is the bike that I used, a standard Trek 1.2 with rear rack and bags. I have only replaced the wheels with two Shimano R500, two standard commuting wheels.

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This is a rough trace (click on the image for an image with better resolution):

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This is a day-by-day report of the trip, with some pictures:

  1. http://www.rmnd.net/misc/cycling-from-london-to-italy/18-july-london-to-dover-and-then-ferry-to-calais/
  2. http://www.rmnd.net/misc/cycling-from-london-to-italy/19-july-calais-to-tournai/
  3. http://www.rmnd.net/misc/cycling-from-london-to-italy/20-july-tournai-to-givet/
  4. http://www.rmnd.net/misc/cycling-from-london-to-italy/21-july-givet-to-boismont/
  5. http://www.rmnd.net/misc/cycling-from-london-to-italy/22-july-boismont-to-luneville/
  6. http://www.rmnd.net/misc/cycling-from-london-to-italy/23-july-luneville-to-ensisheim/
  7. http://www.rmnd.net/misc/cycling-from-london-to-italy/24-july-ensisheim-to-zurich/
  8. http://www.rmnd.net/misc/cycling-from-london-to-italy/25-july-zurich-to-chur/
  9. http://www.rmnd.net/misc/cycling-from-london-to-italy/26-july-chur-to-dervio/