Who made our journey possible?

No financial aid was received for our own benefit prior to this journey. As you can see below, we stayed in many towns and villages and crossed many territories and boundaries. Our cycle would not have been feasible otherwise without their help. Door to door, it took us a total of 96 days to get from Córdoba to Dublin via Brussels and Rotterdam.

Many people did help us on our way.  We would like to pay tribute to the international community and all these people in Spain, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Belgium, The Netherlands, The United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.

For legal reasons, we are unable to put your logos on the website. If you look closely, you might spot them in the photos!

Gracias. Merci. Danke. Thank you.
Go raibh mile maith agaibh!

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Antonio Cabello y su equipo en Ciclos Cabello, Córdoba. (c / Escritor Maria Goyri, 21)
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Community of Córdoba, Spain
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Policia Española
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Community of Espiel, Córdoba, Spain
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La Guardia Civil Española
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Community of Hinojosa del Duque, Spain
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Community of Talarubias, Spain
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Muchas gracias Carmen en el Hotel Rural Villa de Cañamero en Cáceres! Avenida Cervantes, 19. Hay que venir a disfrutar del festival Santo Domingo de Guzmán!!!
Community of Cañamero
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Hotel Rural “Los Pecos” en el puente de Arzobizpo. Thank you to José for giving us a place to stay despite Real Madrid beating Manchester United in the Super Cup!
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Community of El Puente de Arzobispo
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Ayuntamiento de Talavera de la Reina, Spain
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Community of Talavera de la Reina, Spain
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Community of Cuevas del Valle, Spain
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Paradores Hoteles y Restaurantes 1928. “Hotel Parador de Gredos”, State owned Sierra de Gredos, Ávila
Community of Navarredonda de Gredos, Spain
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Albergue y Casa Rural “Alba Soraya” en La Calzada de Béjar (Salamanca)
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Community of Béjar, Spain
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Erasmus Home, Salamanca
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Ayuntamiento de Salamanca
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Community of Salamanca, Spain
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Policia Local, Zamora
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Community of Zamora, Spain
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“Couchsurfing”, Valladolid, Spain
Community of Valladolid, Spain
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Decathlon, B-twin bikes
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Community of Peñafiel, Spain
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“Hotel Santo Domingo de Silos”, Santo Domingo
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Community of Santo Domingo de Silos
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Comunidad de la Rioja, Spain
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Community of Canales de la Sierra, Spain
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“Couchsurfing”, Logroño
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Community of Logroño, Spain
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“Anfas” organisation, Estella, Spain
Community of Estella, Spain
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“Hostel Hemingway”, Pamplona, Spain

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Welcome to the Basque Country!

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“Couchingsurfing”, Azpeitia, País Vasco
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Community of Azpeitia, The Basque Country
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“Downtown River Hostel”, San Sebastián, Spain
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Community of Donosti -San Sebastián, Spain
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“Auberge de Jeunesse”, Biarritz, Spain
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Community of Biarritz, France
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“Villa Tiki Surf Lodge”, Vieux Boucau, France
Community of Vieux- Boucau, France
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“Auberge des Pins”, Sabres, France
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Community of Sabres (Landes), France
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Le Boulangerie!!
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Mairie de Bordeaux, France
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Merci y Gracias Ariana & Clement, Bordeaux, France!!!
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Merci “Cyvea” bikes, Bordeaux, France
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Community of Bordeaux, France
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“Ibis Budget Hotels”, Bergerac, France
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Community of Bergerac, France
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Community of Sarlat: WWII“Aux Heroes aux Martyrs de la liberation de L’arrondissement”
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Community of Sarlat-La-Cáneda, France
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Auberge de Jeunesse, Hosteling International, Cahors, France
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Community of Cahors, France
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Cajarc, France
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Community of Cajarc, France
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Saint-Foy Abbey, Place de l’Eglise 1230, Conques, France
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Community of Conques, France
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Hotel Le Renaissance, Aurillac, France
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Community of Aurillac, France
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“Grand Hotel de la Poste”, Massiac, France
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Community of Massiac, France
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“Le Clos de L’atre Maison D’Hotes”, La Chaise-Dieu, France
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Community of La Chaise-Dieu, France
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“La Maison Rouge Backpacker Hotel”, St. Étienne, France
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Community of St. Étienne, France
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“Hostel Away Coffee Shop”, Lyon, France
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Community of Lyon, France
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“Fast Hotel Restaurant”, Macon, France
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Community of Macon, France
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“Hotel Premier Classe”, Beaune, France
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Community of Beaune, France
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“Hosteling International”, Dijon, France
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Community of Dijon, France
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“Hotel Restaurant Au Mastroquet”, Gray, France
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Community of Gray, France
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Merci “Chateau de la Houillere”, Lure, France
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The Crew in Lure! Thanks for the bonfire and yummy food!
Community of Lure, France
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Merci La Demeure des deux Trésors, La Bresse, France
Community of La Bresse, France

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“Couchsurfing” in St. Dié, France!!!
Community of St. Dié-des-Vosges, France
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“Hotel Restaurant de la Poste”, Urmatt, France
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Community of Urmatt, France
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“Je ne veux pas que ma maison soit murée de toutes parts, ni mes fenetres bouchées, mais qu’y circule librement la brise que m’apportent les cultures de tous les pays”  – Ghandi. Merci Jeremy et Hosteling International “Chateau des Rohan”, Saverne, France
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Community of Saverne, France
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Thank you to the French and German police for helping with directions on the border, Saarland Region [France-Germany]
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“Jugendgastehaus”, Saarbrucken, Germany
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Community of Saarbrucken, Germany
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“Schwemlinger Hof”, Merzig, Germany
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Community of Merzig, Germany
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Thanks to Irishman Cillian in “The Black Stuff” Irish Bar of Luxembourg city.
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Community of Luxembourg City
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Many thanks to “Luxembourg Youth Hostels” and Hosteling International in Echternach, Luxembourg
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Community of Echternach, Luxembourg
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“Hotel Schlossblick”, Blankenheim, Germany!!!
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Community of Blankenheim, Germany
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“Pension Jansen”, Rurberg, Germany
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Community of Rurberg, Germany
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Community of Maastricht, The Netherlands
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Community of Leuven, The Netherlands

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October 9th 2017: Soutien Belge HQ!!! [Rue de Hal 7, 1190 Forest, Brussels, Belgium]
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“Cyclo Point Velo”, Brussels, Belguim!!!
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“De Valera’s Irish Bar” in Brussels, Belgium.
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Community of Brussels, Belgium
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Nature’s Kitchen, Ghent, Belgium
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Community of Ghent, Belgium
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“Live. Love. Dance. Get lost in a city with a name you cannot pronounce and where your name is pronounced differently, in an alphabet you can not read, a country with a different way of saying hello, laughing, eating, in a different time zone, on the other side of the equator. Live. Love. Dance. Get lost, sleep under different constellations, dance with different songs to celebrate life, where the sun travels in a different direction and get lost. Love. Live the life you do not even dare to imagine at home, do something you will never forget and never talk about with anyone, get lost till you don’t know anymore who or where you are to become who you are.”                                                                                                                                               “Snuffel Hostel” in Bruge, Belgium
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“The Potato Bar” Bruges, Belgium
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Community of Bruges, Belgium
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“Le Grand Café” in Blankenberge, Belgium
Community of Blankenberge, Belgium
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Stay Okay Hostel“, Hosteling International in Domburg of the Netherlands
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Community of Domburg, The Netherlands
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Many thanks to Coca Cola and “Ijs Frites Snacks Kibbeling”, Rotterdam.
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Thanks to the De Jong family for dinner!!!
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Community of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Decathlon, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Community of Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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To Pride of Rotterdam, P&O Ferries who guided us across the Dutch-English border
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Community of Brielle, The Netherlands
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Community of Hull, United Kingdom
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 “Restover Lodge” of Doncaster, The United Kingdom
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Community of Doncaster, UK
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“Youth Hostels Association” YHA of Peak District National Park
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Community of Castleton, United Kingdom
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“The Botanist” in Knutsford, The United Kingdom
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Knutsford Community, The United Kingdom
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Lymm Hotel Conference & Banqueting Suites, Lymm, The United Kingdom
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Community of Lymm, Warrington, United Kingdom
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Community of Widnes, The United Kingdom
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McDonald’s, Liverpool, The United Kingdom
Home from home in Liverpool! Thanks for putting us up Shona, Mike and family!
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Community of Liverpool, UK
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The “Beatles Story Exhibition and Museum”, Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Irish Ferries which guided us across our final border, Holyhead Wales (United Kingdom)- Dublin
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Community of Holyhead, Wales
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Thanks to staff: Manager Keith, Dave and Miriam and all family and friends who turned up in the Club Bar, Dalkey, Co. Dublin, Ireland
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Community of Dalkey, Co. Dublin, Ireland

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Antonio Cabello, Ciclos Cabello, Córdoba. (c / Escritor Maria Goyri, 21)
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Community of Córdoba, Spain

For more details on their route, see their route page.

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