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Welcome to the Mountain bike trip map section that outlines our cycling route to raise awareness for the survivors of the Chernobyl accident. Feel free to browse our the map below or to use the menu above to find other days of our 2000 km mountain bike trip. The map of day 1 will start in Fribourg Switzerland and end in Olten Switzerland.
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Day 18 : Ukraine

Total Km:
150 km
Av Speed:
15 km/h
Total Time:
8 h 10
Altitude acc:
200 m
34 ° C
sunny and hot

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Christian's Journal Entry for Day 18 : Today we awoke from our apartment in the university dorms and had our coffee from a vending machine which was situated just down the hall. It wasn’t the best but it’s nice to know that vending machines all across the world suck.
The day started fine as I made my usual time on a perfectly bike-friendly road which for the first time had a shoulder large enough to bike on. Every ten kms there was a strategically placed sign telling me to thank the European Union for the road. Anyway I met Emmanuelle in Chelm which was just 20 km form the border of Ukraine. She had planned to take the train to the border but the guys that sold the tickets failed to mention that there was no train....click here to read more

Emmanuelle's Journal Entry for Day 18 : t was 6am when we woke up this morning. I am slowly starting to get used to getting up that early.
After a warm coffee, we slowly hit the road towards the station. The plan was to take the train to the closest town from the Ukrainian border. With drawings, gestures and sign language I managed to get a ticket to Dorohusk. Then I asked the lady when the train was. She looked on her old paper schedule, asked a colleague, and from her face and lots of "nie, nie" I understood there was no train! And I had to go to information booth to get more details. Once again, I had to stand in line while an old lady kept waving a piece of paper with what it seemed to be a phone number, to finally pass in front of me to wave it at the lady at the counter. I finally got to the counter to hear about the bad news, realizing that the next train was on Thursday, I hopped in the next train in the general direction of Ukraine.,....click here to read more

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