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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 23 : Ukraine

Total Km:
89 km
Av Speed:
19 km/h
Total Time:
5 h
Altitude acc:
400 m
30 ° C
sunny and dry

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Christian's Journal Entry for Day 23 :We awoke at 6 or so and packed. Emmanuelle was going to get a ride into korosten from someone who works with the UNDP. Wasn’t too sure of the details but I left Emmanuelle at 830 and pushed directly into the winds.

The roads were rough and the headwind was violent but I managed to keep an average of19 kmph. The day advanced and Emmanuelle caught up to me with Vladyslav who is the deputy director of the Chernobyl Recovery and development programme in Korosten.....click here to read more

Emmanuelle's Journal Entry for Day 23 : Chris left for Korosten by 8.30 am this morning. I felt sorry to see him go but I knew i needed a rest so i relaxed and waited for my ride.

My bike and i were attracting a lot of attention, which is not really an advantage when being an alone woman in a foreign country. But i knew i was ok.

I had time to watch people. You can learn a lot from just watching the way people talk, move, interact with the environment. From what I notice and can perceive with my own biased eyes, is that ukrainian are hard working individuals, honest and down to earth. They are who they are! Simple as that. I found them more open and helpful than polish and tchecs. They smile more even though you can tell their life is not easy. Sometimes, feelings of guilt arise within me when i think about the cosy appartment and comfortable life Chris and I have in Switzerland. Never once I questioned the running hot water for a bubble bath! Here hot water is a luxe!...click here to read more

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