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    on: Jun 02, 2017, 01.04 pm
    Jun 02, 2017, 01.04 pm
    Just wondering about the feasibility of riding from Norfolk to Bremen, Germany in a single day. My thoughts are as follows:

    - Depart Norfolk approx 1000 Sunday
    - Eurotunnel approx 1300
    - Depart Calais approx 1445, passing Ghent, Antwerp, Eindhoven, Duisberg, Munster, Osnabruck to arrive Bremen approx 2100-2200.

    Total 150 miles in the UK and 650km in Europe.

    I know that's a long day, but assuming I'm well rested and prepared, and the weather is kind, am I being over-optimistic or is it manageable?

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    Re: Bremen
    Reply #1 on: Jun 02, 2017, 02.39 pm
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    Totally, manageable....

    I basically just did the same....

    In 24 hours I rode from Worcester to Eurotunnel (200 miles), spent the night at the Ibis hotel by the Calais terminal and then rode to Heidelberg (405 miles)
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    Re: Bremen
    Reply #2 on: Jun 02, 2017, 03.26 pm
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    Now try that from Norfolk Virginia to Bremen in 24 hours and I'll be really impressed.  :008: You'll need a very very long tunnel for that  :745:
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    Reply #3 on: Jun 02, 2017, 03.30 pm
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    You need to read the Harry Harrison novel. "A Trans-Atlantic Tunnel, Hurrah!"
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    Reply #4 on: Jun 02, 2017, 03.57 pm
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    Working on a "day average" of 100 miles in an hour and a half I reckon it's easy enough. 3 hrs for the UK side, then 6hrs or 400 miles on t'other. A stop for juice (you and the bike) every 300, coupled with a bit rest and a snooze on the tunnel and youve got it cracked.

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    Re: Bremen
    Reply #5 on: Jun 02, 2017, 09.21 pm
    Jun 02, 2017, 09.21 pm
    *Originally Posted by Jings [+]
    Just wondering about the feasibility of riding from Norfolk to Bremen, Germany in a single day. My thoughts are as follows:

    - Depart Norfolk approx 1000 Sunday
    - Eurotunnel approx 1300
    - Depart Calais approx 1445, passing Ghent, Antwerp, Eindhoven, Duisberg, Munster, Osnabruck to arrive Bremen approx 2100-2200.

    Total 150 miles in the UK and 650km in Europe.

    I know that's a long day, but assuming I'm well rested and prepared, and the weather is kind, am I being over-optimistic or is it manageable?

    On a Trophy it of course is manageable. I ride that track regularly and you should calculate a certain delay because of queuing near Antwerp, Eindhoven, Duisburg and Osnabrück during the hours you' ll be in that area. You'll hardly see trucks on the German motorways because of traveling on Sunday.

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    Re: Bremen
    Reply #6 on: Jun 12, 2017, 10.54 am
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    Well that was my first experience of the Eurotunnel and of that particular part of Europe.

    I don't have sat-nav and didn't take maps with me, just relied on a good plan in my head and some common sense. It went mostly to plan though I had a wrong turn at Antwerp (easily done!).

    Door-to-door was just under 1,000km, completed in 10:45hrs all-in including Eurotunnel and detour. Weather was great (I have the pink nose to prove it!) and the Sunday traffic was very light. It was fantastic to see the TTSE excel at what it was built for - continent-crossing in comfort!!
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