Just under 12 months ago we were dropped off at Heathrow Airport with six panniers and a styrofoam box containing a tandem. We were headed for Vietnam. This week we officially crossed into mainland Europe and cycled to our intended destination; the boat Encore in Lavrio near Athens.
It’s been pretty great cycling across 13 countries with Paddy long legs… We have climbed 6 peaks over 4000m and 1 over 5000m. Cycled across deserts and through snow blizzards, along mountain ranges and sea coasts. We have slept in our tent 122 times, worn our way through 5 tyres, fixed 25 punctures and replaced 2 spokes. We’ve hitched lifts on cars, trucks, trains, canoes and motorcycles, and cycled nearly 13,400km.
The journey isn’t over but we’re looking forward to coming back to the UK for a month. This is us signing off from the blog for a while. Thanks for following and we wish you a very merry Christmas. We’ll be back writing again in 2017!
Love from the two Londoners and one bike
Here are some of our favourite bits of 2016:
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Congratulations guys!! I’ve so enjoyed reading about your adventures. Hope you have a lovely Christmas back in the UK, and I look forward to hearing about the next leg xxx
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Dear Annie and Paddy
I have so enjoyed your blogs, mostly opened and read in the mornings, before going off to work. Loved it all. ❤️ Anna has said you are coming up, (27th?), to see us. Can’t wait to see you both. Lots of love Dave and me xxxx 😘🎄
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Yep 27th is good. It’ll just be me as P needs to stay in Ireland. Looking forward to seeing you all!
Hi to you you both – I’ve met Paddy (was on Noisy Oyster with Bernard & Co for the MSR last year) but not Annie – just wanted to say what a fantastic read this blog has been! I met Dermot in Poolbeg as you were heading into Armenia, and binged on the whole thing up till then on a night shift in work (shhhh!) and have been glued to the updates since. What a fantastic adventure – and what brilliant writing by you both. Congratulations on the whole thing, an amazing experience! Looking forward to the rest of the tales. Well done you both!!
Cheers Mairead, maybe see you on the water sometime
Congrats on an incredible journey! Makes me so jealous and want to just pack up the bike and GO! 🙂