Miles - The Route In Brief
am continuously gathering information for the route I have
chosen. Although I don't expect to make major changes to the
actual route listed here, some of the roads may have particular
restrictions for cyclists and in those instances I will make
detours as necessary.
have recently (12 March 2002) made a route plan change. I
have found more and more frustration with the problems of
getting the necessary documentation to cycle through Belarus.
I have now decided to leave Warsaw in Poland by a different
road and head for Lithuania and Latvia. From Latvia I can
pick up a road which runs directly to Moscow. The reason for
this change is that UK citizen can travel through both Lithuania
and Latvia for 90 days without a visa. Not only does this
reduce the pressure of paperwork and organising - I also get
to visit an extra country on my route. Some milage will be
added and I reckon that by the time I actually do the cycle
the milage will have crept up to nearer 9-10,000 miles from
the 7,500 miles originally estimated.
Miles - The Route In Brief
in the UK, I will cycle from Broomfield Hospital in Chelmsford
to the port of Harwich and then onto the Hook of Holland.
Arrive at the Hook of Holland
Head for Rotterdam
Utrecht - Amersfoort - Deventer - Almelo - Oldenzaal - border
Cross border - Germany
Rheine - Horstel - Osnabuck - Minden - Nienburg - Celle -
Wolfsburg - Gardelegen - Stendal - Rathenow - Friesack - Neuruppin
- Eberswalde (above Berlin) - Frankfurt (Oder) border with
border - Poland
Swiecko - Swiebodzin - Oborniki - Ochorowo - Kiszkowo - Konin
- Kutno - Lowicz - Sochaczew - Bloni- Leszno - Ncwy Dwor Mazowiecki
- Wysszkow - Ostrow Mazowieka - Lomza - Szcucyn - Grajewo
- Augustow - Suwalki - border with Lithuania.
border - Lithuania
Kalvariija - Marijampole - Kaunas - Jonava - Ukmerge - Utena
- Diaguciai - Zarasa - border with Latvia.
Cross border - Lativa
To Daugavpils - Road No. A13 - Malta - Rezekne - Road No.
A12 - border with Russia.
border - Russia
Road No. M9. Sebezh - Pustoshka - Novosokol'niki - Velikye
Luki - Nelidovo - Rzhev - Zubtsov - Volokolamsk - divert to
Kiln just abve Moscow - Dmitrov - Sergiyev Posad. Still researching
a difinitive route but will be approximately - Vladimir -
Dzerhinsk - Nizniy Novgorod - Chedoksary - Tsivilsk - Kazan
- Mamadysh - Naberezhnyye - Chelney - Ufa (crossing the Ural
mountain range) - Chernikovsk - Yuryuzan - Bakal - Zlatoust
- Mias - Chelyabinsk - Shumika and on to the Ilizarov Scientific
Centre in Kurgan.
to Ilizarov Center in Kurgan, Siberia to follow
completes stage one of the challenge. I'm hoping to stay in
Kurgan for a week or two spending some time visiting the Scientific
centre. Once I have recovered somewhat I will return to the
UK cycling the same route.
allowing a year for this journey. I have to be realistic.
I will have had further surgery on my leg just prior to my
departure from the UK and I don't want to push too hard and
cause injury. The main challenge for me is to complete this
cycle to thank all those people who have sponsored me so that
I can raise lots of money for Orthopaedic Research - so if
I take a year to complete this challenge - that's ok.
We all benefit from orthopaedics. From severe traumotology
to joint replacements and simple fractures. All this work
requires research and needs to be funded. Please sponsor my
solo cycle from the UK to The Ilizarov Scientific Centre in
Kurgan, Siberia. I am raising money for Orthopaedic research
and the two hospitals that saved my life and prevented amputation
of my leg. The cycle begins in January 2003