The ride across to Japan is now complete. However Keith carried on and rode across the USA (LA to Jacksonville) with a first stop at the Grand Canyon, and then a visit to his sister in Austin, Texas.
Keith completed this ride just before Christmas and is now home.
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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