A little too far, we thought, to ride to, so we put the Pino in the car and headed for Harwich – only to find we were a day late for our overnight ferry! A night in a Harwich Inn, followed by a dash to Calais and drive to our pre-booked hotel in the Netherlands saw us back on track. At each place we stopped, it was for two nights, so we could get in a ride then move on.

We spent a week on Öland in Sweden with the Tandem Club, enjoying the lack of hill – the highest point on the island is only about 90 metres – quiet roads and ‘different’ scenery. The strong headwinds we encountered made us work for the above benefits.

The International Tandem Rally, Sweden, August 2018

Our return journey via BerlinReturn_via_Berlin.html