We are located in our stop for the night which is Bormio, Northern Italy! We have covered over 1300 miles in 3 days through England, France, Switzerland and Italy. So far so good! Without wanting to tempt fate, the trusty Volvo is running like a dream! What is supposed to be the hardest section of the event is now over, we are looking forward to tackling the Stelvio Pass in the morning. All three of us are well, and well fed and beered! Having a great time. THANKS AGAIN to all the sponsors for their contributions as we are now well over the £2000 raised mark, which is absolutely fantastic!
The story so far...
Day one: Calais to Annecy
Day one was mainly a hard slog of 500 miles or so along French autoroutes via Reims, Dijon and the rolling farmland of central France. The car was running well and we spotted a number of competitiors on the route (only one on the hard shoulder!). A good run today, only slightly hindered by some traffic around Annecy and the day finished at the Roche Blanc Hotel at the top of a steep twisty mountain road. The view was spectacular, across Mont Blanc. Some late night "team building" exercises in the bar set us up for a great start to day two.
Day two: Annecy to Bormio
First away! Our casual attitude to the event meant that by arriving nearly last at the start point we were able to leave first! This set us up well for a long hard day in the Alps, taking in Geneva, Basle, the Simplon Pass, Milan, Como, Lecco and finally Bormio. About 425 miles covered in perfect warm, sunny weather. Bomber had a great time literally "bombing" through the tunnels around Lake Como, getting us to our finish point in great time. Car still running well!
We are off now to enjoy the evening, looking forward to the challenges ahead tomorrow!