Sunday 28th June; YouTube Video

Cathedral

Sunday 28th June and another YouTube/Flickr video!

France 2010, Garry was heading back to France, to meet up with Katrin. The Swiss cyclist he had met on the way home from his tour of Italy. Garry had met Katrin when she was cycling Eurovelo Route 6 and had decided to join her. Unfortunately, after four days, Katrin ran out of time and had to return to Switzerland.

So Katrin could get home as quickly as possible they ended their tour in Orleans and caught the train to Paris, where they parted company. But before parting, they agreed to finish cycling Eurovelo 6 to Nantes together.

To meet back up, Garry caught the Eurostar from London to Paris, while Katrin caught the TGV from Switzerland. Once in Paris, they jumped on the train back to Orleans. From there, they continued their ride, towards the Atlantic Ocean.

After reaching the Atlantic and finishing Eurovelo Route 6, they decided to carry on cycling! And rode to Garry’s home in England. On route, they would stop in some of Brittany, and Normandy’s best cities.

This video shows some of the photo’s Garry took, while on their tour.

Read more about this tour on Garry’s tour of France and Switzerland page.

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Sunday 21st June; YouTube Video

Bridge over water

Another YouTube/Flickr video.

It’s early July in 2010 and Garry has been staying with some friends in Samoens, France. After finishing his tour of Italy, three weeks ago. But he’s now back on the road and heading home.

On the ride home, he passed briefly through Switzerland! And by coincidence meet up with a Swiss cyclist, Katrin, a bit further up the road! After chatting and cycling with Katrin for a short while, they decided to team up and cycle together. With Garry joining Katrin on her Eurovelo 6 tour.

Unfortunately, after four days, Katrin ran out of time and had to return home to Switzerland. (Well, that’s what she told Garry!) So they ended their tour in Orleans and jumped on a train to Paris. Where they parted company, with Katrin Catching the TGV to Switzerland. While Garry continued to cycle back to England. But before parting, they agreed to finish cycling Eurovelo Route 6 together.

Find out more on the France and Switzerland tour page.

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Sunday 14th June; YouTube Video

Man and bike by tree

Another YouTube/Flickr video.

It’s May 2010, and Garry has had a few health issues, (nothing new there!) that have stopped him from travelling! But he’s had enough now, and is heading off with a pannier full of painkillers! This time he’s off to Italy. But to get there, he’s firstly cycling to Amsterdam!

After cycling through France and Belgium, Garry reached the Netherlands. Where he caught the train to Munich. Garry spent the day in Munich, before getting his final train to Venice, where he would start his bicycle tour of Italy. And hope his painkillers would last long enough to get him around Italy!

Read more on the Italy bicycle tour page.

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Sunday 7th June; YouTube Video

Windmill

Another YouTube/Flickr video, this time it’s Garry’s first tour of Portugal in August 2009.

Garry’s bike was already in Portugal, after leaving it there back in April. He’d just completed his tour of Morocco and was planning to cycle home via Spain and Portugal. Unfortunately, after crossing into Spain, Garry noticed a cracked rear hub/wheel! Not feeling very confident cycling with a broken wheel, Garry decided to leave his bike at a friends villa in Portugal. Fly home with the rear wheel/hub, get it repaired, and fly straight back!

Unfortunately, Garry didn’t fly back straight away, or maybe I should say he couldn’t! And it took four more months before Garry was able to return! But he’s now back and ready to cycle Portugal.

Find out more about this tour by visiting the Portugal tour page.

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