Having visited SPEZI Radmesse (Special bike exhibition) in 2014 just after I arrived in Germany, I hatched a plan to cycle down the Rhine to the 2015 version (it takes place in Germersheim, just south of Speyer, a nice 450km ride).
The plan grew and changed, as these things do, and ended up as five recumbent tricyclists (four Brits and a German) riding together to SPEZI. One of our number, Nigel, would then head further south as part of a much longer tour but the rest of us would ride back to Kempen together.
The tour begins on Day 0, Sunday 19 April 2015, when I collect Simon and Joyce from Venlo and take them to their hotel in Kempen. The tour starts properly, when I leave my house in Kempen, on Monday 20 April.
Day 12 – Hitdorf to Kempen, the tour ends.