Europe

The final leg of our ride began in London and took us through Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, the Irish Republic and Wales – before ending on July 31st in Helston, Cornwall – ShelterBox’s birthplace and International HQ.

Listed below are our stops, arrival dates and estimated/actual cycling distance. 

THE ITINERARY:

ENGLAND (continues after Denmark)

London – Monday 2nd May: Depart from Greenwich Observatory. Interview with BBC Radio London.

Tunbridge Wells - Monday 2nd (36 miles): Dinner with members of Tunbridge Wells Rotary & Inner Wheel Clubs.

Hastings – Tuesday 3rd (42 miles): Talk to 1st Westfield Scouts.

Canterbury - Wednesday 4th (50 miles plus 12 miles)

FRANCE (by ferry to Calais)

St Omer – Sunday 8th May (50 miles)

BELGIUM

Wevelgem - Monday 9th May (55 miles)

Gent – Tuesday 10th (45 miles): Presentation to Gent-Haven Rotary Club.

Antwerp – Wednesday 11th (46 miles): Talk to Antwerpen-Wilrijk-Terbeken Rotary Club

Hasselt - Friday 13th (56 miles): Visit to D1630 – home of ShelterBox BeLux. ShelterBox display in Hasselt marketplace and meeting with members of Hasselt Rotary Club.

NETHERLANDS

Eindhoven – Saturday 15th (52 miles): Meeting with members of Eindhoven-Kempenland Rotary Club. Visit to Rotary District 1550 Conference (Sat).

‘s-Hertogenbosch – Monday 16th (40 miles)

Arnhem – Tuesday 17th (57 miles): Talk to Arnhem Rotary Club (Weds)

Almelo – Thursday 19th (55 miles): Meeting with District Governor (D1560) at Ambt Delden.

GERMANY

Hanekenfahr- Friday 20th May (48 miles)

Furstenau – Saturday 21st (32 miles)

Gross Ringmar, nr Twistenringen – Sunday 22nd (60 miles)

Bothel, nr Rotenburg – Monday 23rd (49 miles)

Luneburg – Tuesday 24th (47 miles)

Ratzeburg – Thursday 26th (53 miles)

Bliesdorf Strand, nr Gromitz – Friday 27th (43 miles)

DENMARK (by ferry to Rodbyhavn)

Guldborg – Saturday 28th May (64 miles)

Karise – Sunday 29th (45 miles)

Karlslunde – Monday 30th (26 miles): Talk to Karlslunde Rotary Club

Copenhagen – Tuesday 31st (27 miles): ShelterBox display at Marriott Hotel, Copenhagen

Jyderup, nr Kalundborg – Wednesday 1st June (52 miles)

Ry – Thursday 2nd (40 miles): Meeting members of Ry Rotary Club and ShelterBox display in town. Interview with East Jutland TV news.

Billund – Friday 3rd (45 miles): Appearance at Billund Friluft festival. Interview with local paper.

Esbjerg – Saturday 4th (44 miles): ShelterBox display at Vestkystlobet event.

ENGLAND (by ferry to Harwich)

Ipswich – Monday 6th (29 miles): Talk to Ipswich Wolsey Rotary Club. Interviews with BBC Radio Suffolk and East Anglia Daily Times.

Southwold – Tuesday 7th (51 miles): Talks to Saint Felix School & 1st Southwold Scout.

Norwich – Wednesday 8th (44 miles): Talks to Rotary Clubs of Norwich Centenary (Weds), Norwich (Thurs) and Norwich Blackfriars (Thurs). Interview with BBC Radio Norfolk.

Dersingham – Friday 10th (49 miles): Interview with Future Radio (Norwich).

Horncastle – Saturday 11th (64 miles): ShelterBox display in town centre organised by Rotary Club and Horncastle Merlin Scouts.

Rawcliffe, nr Goole - Sunday 12th (71 miles)

Malton – Monday 13th (43 miles): Talk to Kirkbymoorside Cubs and Ryedale Explorer Scouts

Bridlington – Tuesday 14th (38 miles): Interview with BBC Radio Humberside. Talk to 1st Bridlington Cubs and Scouts.

Whitby – Wednesday 15th (46 miles): Talk to Whitby Scouts.

Thirsk – Thursday 16th (51 miles): Talk to Thirsk Rotary Club.

Leyburn - Friday 17th (31 miles): Talk to AGM of Richmondshire District Scouts.

Penrith - Saturday 18th (60 miles plus 21 miles): Visits to Langwathby School  (Mon) and Penrith Cubs & Scouts (Tues), talks to Rotary Clubs of Penrith (Mon) and Carlisle South (Tues). Interviews with BBC Radio Cumbria and Cumberland & Westmorland Herald

Allendale - Wednesday 22nd (34 miles)

Boulmer, nr Alnwick – Friday 24th (64 miles)

Berwick – Saturday 25th (40 miles)

SCOTLAND

Dunbar – Sunday 26th (37 miles): Meeting with members of Dunbar Rotary Club (Sun), talk to Dunbar Primary School (Mon)

Kirkliston, nr Edinburgh – Monday 27th (39 miles): Talks to Royal High School and Edinburgh Breakfast and Corstophine Rotary Clubs (Tues).

Abington, nr Biggar – Wednesday 29th (45 miles)

Castle Douglas – Thursday 30th (54 miles): Talk to Castle Douglas Rotary Club

Stranraer – Friday 1st July (58 miles): Talk at Stranraer Rotary Club golf tournament

NORTHERN IRELAND (by ferry to Belfast)

Donaghadee - Saturday 2nd (27 miles): Dinner with members of Donaghadee, North Down and Bangor Rotary Clubs

Newcastle – Sunday 3rd (51 miles)

Rostrevor, nr Newry – Monday 4th (32)

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND

Dundalk – Tuesday 5th (26 miles): Talk to Rotary Club of Dundalk

Skerries – Wednesday 6th July (44 miles)

Dun Laoghaire, Dublin – Thursday 7th (39 miles + 27 miles): Visits to IH Dublin language school and Dublin Vikings Rotary Club (Fri).

Wicklow – Saturday 9th (29 miles): Meet members of Wicklow Rotary Club

Wexford – Sunday 10th (57 miles): Interview with South East Radio, talk to Wexford Rotary Club (Mon)

WALES (by ferry to Fishguard)

Narberth - Wednesday 13th (43 miles): Talk at Tasker Millwards School, interview with Western Telegraph.

Saundersfoot – Thursday 14th (9 miles): Talk to Saundersfoot Rotary Club

Five Roads, nr Llanelli – Friday 15th (36 miles): Talk to Llanelli Rotary Club 

Penclawdd, Gower – Saturday 16th (15 miles)

Cardiff – Tuesday 19th (59 miles): Talk to joint meeting of Cardiff Rotary Clubs (Weds)

Almondsbury, nr Bristol- Thursday 21st (42 miles)

Sutton Benger – Friday 22nd (28 miles)

Frome – Sunday 24th (26 miles)

Wellington, nr Taunton- Monday 25th (56 miles): Talk to Taunton Vale Rotary Club.

Braunton - Tuesday 26th (51 miles): Interview with North Devon Journal

Westward Ho! – Thursday 28th (19 miles)

Bodmin - Friday 29th (58 miles): Interview with BBC Radio Cornwall

St Agnes – Saturday 30th (34 miles)

Helston – Sunday 31st July (17 miles): Finish at ShelterBox HQ. Interviews with Western Morning News and West Briton newspapers.

AND THAT’S THE END!

Responses

  1. See you when you get to Hexham, we have it in the diary!

  2. Hi and well done to you both
    I live in Harwich and am a Rotarian,what time do you arrive on the 6th
    Regards
    Tony

    • Hi Tony – boat’s due in at 12.00. Cheers, Huw


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