The Double Zero Cycling Trip

- Zero Degrees Down - Zero Emissions Out -

Rough Schedule

I plan to start on April 1st - April Fool's Day (how apt)

I expect to make Newhaven that day, then board the yacht, and set sail that evening to arrive in France (Le Havre) hopefully the next evening... then I will cycle loose from then. I have allowed a month for the whole journey, but hope to complete it faster than that...

At the bottom of this page are some towns with railway stations I will be passing & the rough dates I expect to pass them. It is worth noting that I am doing no training for this journey (excepting the odd commute into work) and so have no idea how fast (or how far…) i will go.

Once I reach my final destination I plan to go to Ibiza on the ferry from Denia (40Km from the final destination) for a few days rest, before ferrying back to Barcelona, where I will catch a sleeper train to Paris & the Eurostar home.

If anyone has any contacts along the route of places to stay (They need to be pretty close to the 0 degree line to avoid extra travelling) then I'd be very grateful for the connection!

Towns the Meridian passes through (or near - distance away given in Km) that have railway stations, in order going south:

NORTHERN FRANCE: (Touques - 2km), Saint-Pierre-sur-Dives, Argentan, (Sées - 3km) (Alencon - 3km), Conlie, (Le Mans - 9km), La Suze Sur Sarthe, (Saumur - 5km), (Loudun - 5km), Chalandray, (Pamproux - 3km), (Poitiers - 20km)

SOUTHERN FRANCE: (Angouleme - 10km), (Chalais - 3km), (Coutras - 8km), Saint-Seurin-sur-L'Isle, Castillon-la-Bataille, (La Réole - 1km), (Marmande - 12km), Casteljaloux - 1km), Nogaro, (Riscle - 5km), (Tarbes - 5 km), Lourdes

SPAIN: (Monzon - 12Km), Caspe, (Benicassim - 3km), Valencia, Denia