The Route

25th July 2011

Moscow to Moscow Pre-ride Itinerary

Moscow to Moscow Pre-ride Itinerary

As with all the best laid plans, our final itinerary was very different from the one we published pre-ride. Despite skipping a day in Vilnius, Lithuania, to catch the Mid-summer Festival in Riga, and having to cut Prague from the itinerary due to illness, we still achieved over 6,500 miles.

We were waved off from Waltham St. Lawrence on 11th June by the Rt. Hon. Theresa May, Home Secretary. Our first night was spent at Abington, Lanarkshire, some 40 miles east of Ayr, where we attended the Scottish Classic Motorcycle Show the following morning, before travelling on to our official send off from Moscow, Ayrshire. On our way back from Scotland, we camped overnight at Buxton, Derbyshire, then regrouped for the Ace Cafe event on Thursday, 16th. Peter Williams was unable to attend, but award-winning Elvis impersonator, Ben Portsmouth, made it a memorable evening.

Moscow to Moscow (actual itinerary)

Moscow to Moscow (actual itinerary)

We arrived back in Moscow, Ayrshire, on Wednesday, 13th July. Over five weeks, we passed through twelve countries and crossed seventeen national borders (including Scotland). It was a whistle-stop tour and there are many wonderful places that we will certainly revisit at some point in future.

Off on a Wee Ride – Moscow to Moscow
Itinerary
(actual)
Day Destination Date(s)
1 Waltham St. Lawrence, England 11/06/2011
Abington, Lanarkshire 11/06/2011
2 Moscow, Scotland (send off 6pm) 12/06/2011
3 West Coast Ride-Out: Erskine Bridge/Dumbarton/Helensburgh/Faslane/Arrochar/Loch Fynne Oyster Bar for lunch/ back to Glasgow via Arrochar/Tarbet Loch Lomond/ Luss/Balloch 13/06/2011
4 Buxton, Derbyshire 14/06/2011
5 London 15/06/2011
6 Ace Cafe London (send off 8pm)
Doddington, Kent 16/06/2011
7 Arnhem, Holland 17/06/2011
8 Lemgo, Germany 18/06/2011
9 & 10 Berlin, Germany 19-20/06/2011
11 Gdansk, Poland 21/06/2011
12 Elk, Poland 22/06/2011
13 & 14 Riga, Latvia 23- 24/06/2011
15 Narva, Estonia 25/06/2011
16 & 17 St. Petersburg, Russia 26-27/06/2011
18, 19, 20 Moscow, Russia 28/06 – 01/07/2011
22 Orel, Russia 02/07/2011
23 & 24 Kiev, Ukraine 03-04/07/2011
25 L’Viv, Ukraine 05/07/2011
26 & 27 Krakow, Poland 06-07/07/2011
28 Zgorzelec, Poland 08/07/2011
29 Drei Gleichen, Germany 09/07/2011
30 Malmedy, Belgium 10/07/2011
32 Calais, France 11/06/2011
33 Stoke Mandeville Reception (invite only). Overnight stop: Macclesfield, Greater Manchester 12/06/2011
34 Moscow, Scotland 13/06/2011


One Response to The Route

  1. Heike says:

    I would love to join your tour but unfortunately I am heading in the opposite direction in June, entering UK the day you leave…
    I hope you find a lot of riders joining you on your tour – great idea anyway!