Tuesday 11th December, Bangalore. Well here I am in Bangalore at the end of two months cycling in India. Can’t quite believe it’s gone so fast. The split tyre repaired with Gorilla tape has held up over more than 400km with some pretty rough terrain. I’ve now got to get the bike packed up for … More Arrived in Bangalore.
Monday 10th December, Kolar Gold Fields. Set off this morning with the bike and me equally fragile but we both made it to the end of the day. Definitely a day of two halves. The morning was flat through small towns and villages. Very pleasant. Then at the halfway point an ascent of 500m in … More Kolar Gold Fields
Sunday 9th December, Vellore. Just a short note today as not done much. I was sick several times during the night so have just stayed put in the hotel room today. I think it was something I ate yesterday. Hoping to set off cycling again tomorrow.
Saturday 8th December, Vellore. A quiet day visiting the fort, a lovely 2km walk around the ramparts, and a couple of local temples. Can’t believe I’ve just got 2 more days cycling in India.
Friday 7th December, Vellore. A good day’s riding of 106km through some changing and lovely scenery. The tyre held up despite 30km of terrible roads due to roadworks. When the tyre split I had 415km to get to Bangalore and the end of the Indian leg. So far completed 215 of these. For cyclists I … More Vellore
Thursday 6th December, Tirupati. A short ride this morning followed by a 25km bus ride up the mountain with the pilgrims to visit my last mega temple at Tirumala. Longer ride to Vellore tomorrow hoping the front wheel doesn’t have any further problems.
Wednesday 5th December, Puttur. Well today pretty well encapsulated all aspects of Round the World cycling. The morning weather was very wet. After 28km I got a puncture in the rear wheel. In repairing it I noticed that the rear tyre was well worn so swapped front and back tyres (already swapped them once you … More Puttur