This is my old friend, Adge, doing something quite remarkable.
Follow his progress.
Life is like a ten speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use.
Charles M. Schulz
So, I suppose you might be thinking why cycle from Canterbury to Rome? I’m not sure I have a reasonable answer other than, why not?
I am cycling along the Via Francigena which is a recognised Pilgrims route, first undertaken by (and don’t laugh!) Sigeric the Serious who made the pilgrimage to Rome in order to receive his Pallium (or vestment) circa 990. I first came across the Via Francigena on holiday in Italy, last year, and the idea of a walk or a cycle along the same route was subsequently conceived (I was sober at the time!).
The Via Francigena is well documented route and there are numerous websites and books that offer a far better description than I ever could. Suffice it to say it’s a journey of around 2,000kms and should take…
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