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: