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BIKING THE BALTIC
A baltic bike ride
On the train from Moscow to Warsaw in July 2016 I looked out onto the Polish countryside. It was flat and bathed in the summer evening sunshine. Ideal for cycling. A germ of an idea evolved into investigating the green-velo route along the eastern Polish border. But riding through miles of forests, alone, didn’t appeal. So, with Poland still in mind, and a warm welcome awaiting in Latvia, the original idea morphed into a ride along the Baltic coast.
I ended up cycling in 7 countries, travelled by train in 5 and took 4 ferry crossings – with my bicycle staying intact on every leg. I cycled over 1000kms in the 4 weeks, starting and finishing in Cockerham, UK.
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