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Hi everyone. I landed in Portugal, only to crash the first day and to put a deep cut in my left calf. I lost a day, then continued through Portugal, Spain and France. England a short and as expected grey visit. Happy though for UK stage. I met up with a cyclist named Tom Matthews in Calais and we rode together for 2 days….BIG THANKS for the company! Then onto Rubaix, to visit the famous velodrome. I was lucky to gain entry to the stadium and to do a lap of the finishing track for Paris Rubaix.

I continued South and into Italy yesterday. Very very hot and I had the company of another cyclist named Cecil Conn from Ireland. Past through Monaco, Nice, San Remo. Bike serviced at Speedwheel in Savona, a great shop, friendly and with a deep love of cycling.

Sorry I do not update often, I am shattered and find it difficult to do. Photo and video to follow later. So, now I am really looking forward to finishing this ride. Can’t wait to reach the end. The route a little wrong in Northern France, I didn’t go round in circles, at least not a big one. Please zoom in on route for more detail of my points.

So now, Italy, Greece and then I think India( I may change this). Then Thailand for the finish in Bangkok. Thanks for supporting me.


After Italy

Remarks 18 Comments » Topic Uncategorized | 16 Jul 2010

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  • Good and fast job! Keep on that way!

  • Good to here some news we were worried and the tracker all over the lace
    Hope injury wont stop you get record
    Will have weekend work but checkk all stuff Mondays
    Best wishes from John and11 students inOxford

    Email if you need route researh
    If not India where ?
    come to my birhday weddinhg anniversary and we celebrate together

  • Hallo Allan,

    Was worried about your progress as progress map is not given any information the last two weeks. Understood you are now in the middle of Italy. Probably we will meet in Chiang Khong some where in August. Good luck and be carefull the last weeks.
    Greetings also from Pon

  • Keep it up fella – hope the calf heals quickly, and good luck for the final stretch!

    All the best


  • Good luck on route back home.

    Go like the wind.

  • Good luck on your trip

  • I Just seen you from the Thai talk show before you Begin this Amazing Ride so want to Wish You All the Best Fighting !!

  • Alan it’s so good to see an update on your journey so far. Well done mate. What you have accomplished so far I find hard to comprehend. I think your mental strength is off the chart. Please accept all my best wishes for the rest of your challenge.

  • fanastic to get to Greece in 17 weeks
    looks like sub 130
    keep going Alan not far now

  • Thanks for your hard work for Our King and Thai people. We love you and always support you, Mr. Bate.

  • brilliant

  • hello

  • keep up the good work -estelle ( one of john R. students )

  • keep up the good work -estelle ( one of john R. students

  • Hello alanbate i see you on television tv3 of thailand.

    I Love The King.

    Good Luck.

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