Hi folks. Sorry for lack of update yesterday but the first hotel had no internet connection. The first day was very tough and after a celebrity send off from Vilnius we headed into the hills. Lots of undulations and cool weather made us realise that we had arrived. The afternoon route was a lot flatter which was good however it started to rain. We arrived at the first hotel in Panevysys (excuse spelling) cold tired and wet. I could hardly get my case up to the room. Good food and an instant sleep however helped with the overnight recovery. Up bright and early today (Tuesday) and we set off for the lake at Plateliai. Long flat roads a quick stop for lunch and then we were on our way again. A very long ride up long undulating roads sees us safely to hotel number two at the lake side in Platelai.
A simple blog to capture my experiences from a 500+ mile cycle ride across Lithuania in May 2012.
Ride for Rugute
I am cycling across Lithuania, again, to raise funds for the charity Rugute, which has been setup to support local children with cancer (http://www.rugute.lt/en/). I am joined on this 'adventure' by colleagues from Barclays in the UK and Lithuania. Rugute provides invaluable physical and emotional support to vulnerable children and their families. you can sponsor me here: http://www.globalgiving.org/dy/fundraiser/prevfund/gg.html?regid=4803
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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