Round Europe on Bicycles.
Two enterprising cyclists, Mr Walter Goddard, of Leeds, * and Mr James Edmunds, a Brixton gentleman, arrived m London on Tuesday, after having accomplished the remarkable feat of journeying round Europe on bicycles. The two gentlemen left London last summer with the intention of making the tour round Europe on wheels, never leaving their machines except when absolutely necessary, such ais crossing the Channel, etc. With the exception of such instances the whole journeying was performed on bicycles. All they took with them was an ordinary tourist's knapsack stocked with such few necessaries as they might require during this extended tour. Starting from London last July, they rode their bicycles down to Dover, where they and their machines were conveyed across the Channel to Calais, whence they went on through Abbeville and Amiens to Paris, and thence across France into Switzerland, staying for a short time en routs at such places as they considered attractive" and interesting. From Switzerland they got into Austria, journeying through Gratz, Vienna, and Buda Pesth, southwards to Tempsvar and Rronstadt. Thenco they and their machines were conveyed across the South Carpathian Mountains into Roumania, and so on to i Bucharest, Giurgevo, and across the Danube to Rustchuk and Varna, thence through Turkey as far as Constantinople, where they took boat to Odessa, where, resuming their bicycles, they proceeded on through the Russian Empire to Moscow and §t Petersburg, They journeyed from the Russian capital to Riga, where they took steamer across the Baltic to Stockholm, going across, Sweden and Norway north as far as Burton and then southwards, recrossing the Baltic to Dantzig, through Prussia to Berlin, Potsdam and Bremen, and back through Holland into Belgium, staying at such places as Antwerp, Brussels, Bruges, etc., to Ostend, thence to Calais as stated on Tuesday morning. The cyclists were everywhere well received, and expressed themselves much gratified with their remarkable tour.
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Round Europe on Bicycles., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2455, 1 July 1890
Round Europe on Bicycles. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2455, 1 July 1890
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