Day 8: Leer to Brake

Julien has now been on his on his massive cycling trip for one week and I am glad to report that he had a much better day today.

Julien set off from Leer early this morning and as he cycled along was stopped by a German film crew who were keen to get his views on how German farmers were being affected by the closure of a nearby bridge!

Needless to say Julien had little opinion on this, but managed to give a short response in English. Whether the story will make the news in Germany tonight we will never know!

After leaving Leer Julien found himself on a zigzag route. So far he has found cycling in Germany to be quite different from in Holland. The cycle paths are much shorter in Germany than in Holland where he was riding along straight roads for miles at a time.

Julien stopped in for brunch at Westerstede and thankfully was able to order a hearty German breakfast despite the language barrier!

He then continued on to Wiefelstede and Rastede and cycled through a lovely forest before making it to Brake where he is camping for the night.

Tomorrow Julien plans to cycle around Hamburg and Bremen and hopes to reach Itzehoe.

Here is the Google Map for day eight and please take the time to visit the Child’s i Foundation and sponsor Julien on his Just Giving site. Thank you.

2 thoughts on “Day 8: Leer to Brake

  1. @J – Storming progress so far, even with small sight-seeing detours. Keep it ticking over dude, hope the weather stays cool and dry going forward.

    @T – Thanks for doing the updates and virtual support… some feedback, I’d like to see all the daily start/finish points on the same map. Don’t know if others would agree just my 2cents.

    1. Dave

      Thanks for the comments. I will have a play around with Google Maps and see if I can add a map of the entire journey so far.


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