Day 3 : Platelai to Silute May 11th 2012 Today was a long, hot day. We headed out of Platelai onto a long uphill climb to the A11. Our hope was that we'd soon be westward bound towards Palanga on the coast, which we soon were. However the wind picked up considerably and slowed us by 3-5 miles per hour.
We made it to Palanga by 2pm, later than originally planned and stopped for lunch.
Here we picked up National Cycle route 10 wh ... read more
Europe » Lithuania » Palanga 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... ... read more
Over the past two years I have become a keen cyclist and am using this interest to get myself in shape and raise money for a very worthwhile charity, namely Rugute (http://www.rugute.lt/en). I can't speak too highly of this Lithuanian charity which does so much work for young children and their families and it is the least I can do to help raise a little money to support their cause.
This blog goes a little way to detailing the events before, during and after my events for this charity, which so far have comprised of a 460+ mile circuit of Lithuania in 2011 and will soon be followed with a 50... full info