2013 bicycle tours, a quiet year on the cycle-touring front, with only one tour!
After returning home from his world tour at the end of last year. Garry had spent much of the previous year working and hadn’t had time to go on any trips. But it was now September, and unfortunately, Garry had a re-occurrence of a bad back which had been plaguing him for a few years!
Remembering last year, that his back was hurting when he had left home, to cycle around the world. But by the time he’d reached Istanbul, approximately 2000 miles away, it was okay! There was only one thing to do, go on another long ride! Garry couldn’t afford the time or the cost of another world tour, but he could go away for a month or two!
One night Garry had, had enough of his back and decided the following morning he was going to get up early and head off on tour! But where? Greece, Garry decided to head for Athens. His plan was to cycle through Europe and pick-up the Adriatic coast and follow it to Greece.
Garry had already looked at this tour earlier in the year, but work commitments had prevented him from going. But now work had died down, and with his back playing him up it seemed the ideal time to go. After all, it was somewhere he’d never cycled before. And it would be, roughly the same distance he’d cycled to Istanbul.
It would also increase the distance Garry had cycled around the coast of Europe. Previous trips had seen him cycling the coastline of mainland Europe from Venice all the way around and up as far as Amsterdam!
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There are also plenty of smaller rides that Garry has completed throughout the year which you can find in the archive section of the website, just click on a month to read more.
You can also find some of them on Garry’s Flickr page.