Posted by: mcfinder | September 16, 2011

Cycling the Line Videos!

It has taken him the best part of 2 years, but finally Steve, my buddy with whom I cycled the WW1 Western Front back in 2009 has uploaded some video snippets from our trip onto YouTube.

They are small, taken with an iPhone, completely random and contain some tasty language, but they bring back some wonderful memories and watching them I do have the urge to do it all again…we have been throwing around the idea of cycling from Normandy to Aachen or maybe all the way to watch this space.

But back to the videos. There are 12 of them, they are not in any kind of date order (for example the first one you will see is Steve explaining our trying day to Verdun when my back wheel collapsed and we had to walk 10 miles to find a shop to fix my wheel) also, Steve got one or two of his historical dates/facts mixed up in his commentary –  he doesn’t pretend to be a history buff, but he did however cycle the best part of  600 miles to raise a bucket load of cash for our old soldiers, so don’t give him a hard time about it!

Also, there is fair amount of…erm…naughty language, so if you are easily offended please do not watch!! (You have been warned!)

So, here they are, happy viewing!



  1. Awesome stuff – though some slightly scary car overtakes (and on the “wrong” side of the road :-)). My wife and i have long held plans to do the same thing. Toured the Ypres battle zone a few years back – visited the place near St Eloi where my grandfather (Duke of Cornwall Light Infantry) was shot during the Second Battle of Ypres. But there’s so much there and you can’t take it all in while whipping past in a vehicle. Thanks for posting.

    Matthew Wright

    (I should add – your birthday’s 31 Oct? Mine too. So’s Peter ‘LOTR/Hobbit’ Jackson’s, I believe).

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