Iceland To Africa By Bicycle 2004
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The Planned Itinerary

The planned itinerary is set out below although the actual route deviated slightly from this as you will see from the photographs and newsletters. The eventual route was longer by virtue of taking the Mediterranean coastal route through Spain

Dates
Details
Days
Cycled Miles
16 Aug 2004
Train from Leeds to Aberdeen (sponsored by GNER)
1
0
17-18 Aug
Overnight ferry from Aberdeen to Lerwick (generously sponsored by the staff of Northlink Ferries)
1
0
18-19 Aug
Overnight ferry from Lerwick to Seydisfjordur (sponsored by Smyril Line Ferries)
1
0
20-26 Aug
Cycle a circuit around north-east Iceland
7
465
26-27 Aug
Overnight ferry from Seydisfjordur to Lerwick
1
0
28-31 Aug
Exploring the Shetlands, then two ferries from Lerwick to Kirkwall in the Orkneys and cycle to Stromness for the ferry to Scrabster (dropping in on Northlink's very kind staff en route!)
4
50

1 Sep - 18 Sep

Cycle to John O'Groats then to Land's End!
18
1,025
19 Sep
Cycle to Penzance and catch a train to Plymouth
1
25
19-20 Sep
Overnight ferry to Santander in Spain
1
0
21 Sep - 6 Oct
Cycle to Gibralter/Algeciras
16
800
7 Oct
Ferry to Tangier in Morocco
1
0
8-13 Oct
Cycle to Casablanca
6
300
14-16 Oct
Soak up the rays in Casablanca!
3
0
17 Oct 2004
Return flight to Manchester
1
0
       
TOTALS
 
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2,665+