Barca 2 Kicks off
2022 Barcelona 2 Tour
For 2022 the team are returning to Barcelona, last visited in 2013 in a memorably wet tour.
Fourteen friends from Aylesham and the surrounding area are set for an epic charity ride, cycling from Aylesham to Barcelona which is about 900 miles in eight days. We will be raising money for two very worthy causes.
Kobi Turnbull; a young lad from the village who has recently been diagnosed with Bone Cancer. We hope to support Kobi’s parents in providing much needed help during this difficult time.
Slide Away; This is a charity offering support to children and young people in Kent who have been bereaved of a family member or friend. They also support children and young people who have a parent or sibling with a life limiting illness.
The team includes four father/son pairs; Carl & Mark Moses; Andy Stupples & Conor; Keith (Bingo) & Linford House and Dale & Rylan House, who will be joined by Dave Austen, Cathal Bartolo, Mark Tonks, Mark Jordan, Glen Dobson and Steve Richards. The team will be supported by their van driver Eric Norton.
They hope to raise over £4000 to be shared equally by both causes. They are due to set off from Aylesham on Thursday 30th June 2022.
You can donate on our JustGiving page here. Or use the QR code:
The ride is also by way of a celebration of Keith (Bingo) House’s 60th birthday, who will be joined by his brother Dale for the cycle home.
The route can be seen here.
Have we vanquished an enemy? None but ourselves. Have we gained success? That word means nothing here. Have we won a kingdom? No. . . and yes. We have achieved an ultimate satisfaction. . . fulfilled a destiny. . . To struggle and to understand – never this last without the other; such is the law. . .George Mallory
Before that some of the team are doing the infamous Liege-Bastoigne-Liege sportive at the end of April.
2121 Kernow Mining Tour
For 2021 the team rode down to Cornwall and back, starting on the 28th August. All the details are here.
2020 Ronde van Rhondda
In 2020 the riders looped up to North Wales and back. Find out all about it here.
2019 Bike Rugby Japan
Naturally this ride is done and dusted (including Keith’s extra ride across the USA). All the details can be accessed through the menus above and the links below. To catch up you can start right here.
Links to the Stages
The blogs have now been re-arranged so that each stage of the ride can be accessed easily. Each stage includes the orginal blog entries, photos and maps.
Links to all the Original Blogs and Maps
If you want to catch up with all the original blog entries then here is a handy table of links:
This was the Plan
To cycle 8100 miles from Aylesham to Japan, via Calais, Kraków and Shanghai.
Dale, Keith, Linford, Dave, Carl & Cathal who have cycled our previous annual 1000 mile challenges will ride from Calais to Kraków accompanied by the support van and Roger. After a few days rest Dale, Keith and Linford will crack on to Shanghai without the support van – this will involve about a 100 days of cycling.
The ride will be raising money for three Charities: Alzeimer’s, Fight for Sight and Slideaway: with a target of £6000 to be equally shared.
The Team thank the individuals & companies that have provided support.
The route pages Poland, Ukraine, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan (including Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan) and China provide daily schedules and maps for each leg of the journey. The information after Poland is just indicative as without the support van and without a great deal of advance booking they may be doing shorter or longer days as appropriate and may be meandering off-route (intentionally or not).
The total distance is estimated to be 8100 miles – or 13,000 kilometres.
From Shanghai what’s left of them will take a boat to Japan in order to find and watch the Rugby World Cup.
The tournament runs from 20 September to 2 November so our intrepid riders will be leaving our shores on June 12th, arriving in Kraków on June 20th.
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