London to Varese

800 Miles from London to Varese for Luke and Leukaemia

Day 9 – Cow bells & energy gels


It had to happen at some point – a day so very easy. So easy that our arrival almost took us by surprise, had us questioning our GPS devices, Swiss geography, town names and our minds. Of course – we’re just a well-oiled machine that can knock off 70 miles in Switzerland like it’s a simple jaunt to the shops. Maybe.

As easy as the cycling was though, it was tough to say our goodbyes to the Ehrhart family who had been so very kind to us over the last couple of days. After a typically delicious and splendid breakfast, we were on the road by 9am, headed for Switzerland. The amount of pork and choucroute residing in our bellies should have bent our bicycle frames, but somehow they have survived the day.
photo 2The toughest part however, was saying goodbye to Mr William Mathias. We’re not sure there are any words that can describe this man. He was an incredible support, a real Bon Homme. Cheers Will, from all the team.
photo 1But back to the ride – with perhaps a contender for the best road we have ridden down. 4 miles, straight, forest on either side. So long you would see a car in the distance and not actually pass it for about a year. Magical. More of that please.
photo 3Another milestone reached – over 600 miles covered, and we’ve hit our 6th country. It’s nice to ride in Switzerland. Unless you anger a driver who proceeds to park their car across the cycle path a mile down and stand waiting for you, legs wide and arms up on their hips. JP smiled and all was forgotten.

A quick 1,000 foot climb and we have arrived. Time for a beer. Well-earned me thinks.
photo 2Thanks for reading, and much love.


2 thoughts on “Day 9 – Cow bells & energy gels

  1. I’ve been following your progress in awe and admiration. Nice going 😀😀
    Is the 24th still the planned arrival date? Slightly confused as you are now on day ten and I found a blog saying it was taking 11.5 days. Hope you are planning another rest day. What a fantastic cause. I’ve been in the Circolo hospital more times than I care to admit and know Francesco and Biancamaria Passamonti.

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