Riding the Rhine without a map | Epilogue


It was a terrible, terrible time, but still something about completing this journey still felt undeniably good.

I can tell you precisely what Mel would have said about it.

You’re an Eejit

She had a way with words like that.

I don’t need to tell you again what I and everyone else thought about Mel.

Over the past few months there have been some incredible tributes, and I hope in time there will be at least one more – a book with the best bits of Elemental.

I’m writing this in April 2013 with another big cycle trip ahead of me.

John O Groats to Lands End will be a major, major challenge, but whatever it brings I will never again go through what I went through when I rode the Rhine in 2012.



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Andrew February 8, 2017 at 7:05 am

I’m planning to ride EV15 and chanced upon your blog. I had many a good chuckle and then after reading your daily adventures decided to read the Prologue and Epilogue which moved me greatly. I shall buy a map.


Mark February 10, 2017 at 10:57 am

Thanks for the comment. I’m glad you enjoyed reading about the trip, and I hope you enjoy riding it sometime soon. Its been a while since I’ve been able to find the time for any similar undertakings (not since John O Groats to Lands End the following year) due to the arrival of a couple of children, but I’m working on getting away for a few days this summer. I won’t be buying a map.


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