Everything went very smoothly as it was a carbon copy of last year. The weather was really hot and we were expecting rain (as per the forecast). Setting up the bikes was a breeze and the Novotel staff were great. Went for a quick trip up town with Nick and John and the heavens opened. Felt tired and glad that I didn't have to ride my bike that day...not sure how we did that last year - I've been up since 2am! Trepidation for tomorrow as it's a new route and we are cycling 102 miles on our first day.
I wrote this travel blog to capture my first charity bike ride around Lithuania that occurred between the 8th and 14th of May 2011 in the vain hope that it would be my one and only major foray into charity fundraising - hmm, we are all now back for May 2012! I originally took my then new Specialized Sirrus Sport 2010 in my Ultimate Hardware travel bag and set off on a predicted 500 mile journey (actually was 468miles in the end) with two friends that I work with at Barclays, starting from Vilnius. I still continue to support the Lithuanian charity called Rugute that supports child cancer famil... full info
Independent between the two World Wars, Lithuania was annexed by the USSR in 1940. On 11 March 1990, Lithuania became the first of the Soviet republics to declare its independence, but Moscow did not recognize this proclamation until September of 199...more info