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2015 HAPPY NEW YEAR! - 2015

It's a new year and a new trip is in the wings!

tour de spoke n stroke

The title of this blog relates to the main activities we will encounter during the trip.

Spoke obviously refers to bicycle spokes (ie cycling trip) and stroke is supposed to refer to some water based activities (ie river kayaking/canoeing) we will engage in, NOT a medical condition we may encounter due to the spoke part of the trip.

May 2015 will see us flying back to Europe for another cycling holiday - not bad considering after completion of our last cycling holiday my travel partner, Lyn, swore never to engage in another non-motorized holiday ever again! Sucker for punishment or just does not want to miss out on any great adventures? Also joining us are 3 more silly buggers adventurers (although I am dubious regarding their choice of holiday).
Toni & Shaun Lemon have travelled along with us on several occasions, including our first cycling trip along the Danube River, so they are a little experienced and know what to expect.
Also braving the trip is Lyn's eldest daughter Sarah - who is up for the adventure but I'm not quite sure she knows what she has signed up for.

We depart early May with the obligatory stopover in Asia - flying into Kuala Lumpur for a few days then on to Thailand for 10 days in a couple of different locations catching up with family members who call Thailand home.

Mid May we fly on to London for a quick couple of days visit with some dear friends then ferry over to Holland where we purchase our bicycles for our main journey. This is where the other 3 cyclo tourists meet up with us and we will spend just a few days in Holland before we start the bike riding into Belgium, Germany & Luxembourg.

Sarah is cycling along for the first 4 weeks then must return home (someone has to keep the country going) and The Lemons ride along for the first 6 weeks. Not exactly sure how far we will get following my rough itinerary. We will be mostly camping along the way and as usual taking it pretty slow to see the sights etc.

Lyn and I will continue on after our friends have traded in their bikes, but the rest of the itinerary is still in the works.

This is another 6 month trip so there is plenty to come - flight home is booked for 1st November!

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