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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 22 : Ukraine

Total Km:
109 km
Av Speed:
18 km/h
Total Time:
10 h
Altitude acc:
200 m
36 ° C
sunny and dry

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Christian's Journal Entry for Day 22 :Today was a little weird as all days here in Ukraine. The day rose early at 445 am to get a good jump on the day and to allow us some extra stops during the trip as Emmanuelle was getting tired from the trip. We had our usual coffee and left by 545 for our way. The hills of Rivne were placed every 3 km which made the morning long but we managed to put in 45 km before really stopping to eat.

Along the highway just balanced on the white line that separates the chopped shoulder and the highway were 2 kittens about a month or so old. They were definitely slower than the cars and we were worried that they would get hit, so we gathered them up and took them out to the nearest farm we could find where they would be safe. I don’t think that kittens should hitchhike until they are at least 3-4 months old....click here to read more

Emmanuelle's Journal Entry for Day 22 : We woke early as usual to be able to bike before too much sun and traffic. Our roommate woke up too and told us that last night the local TV crew of Rivne had called. Apparently our friend Andrew we met the day before had told them about us. They wanted to talk to us but we were already asleep. They had asked when we were leaving for Novorahd but probably did not anticipate that we would leave Rivne by 6 am. Anyway, chances were that they could catch us on the road. And they did!!

Concentrated on my biking I didn’t realize some guy was filming us and a TV crew of 3 people with microphone and all were ready to interview us while our roommate was becoming our translator for the day! Unbelievable! With her help we communicated our aim for our trip and first impressions of Ukraine and its citizens. That was so much fun, yet somewhat surreal...click here to read more

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