Day 1 Nancy – Karlsruhe


Departure under the watchful eye of Stanislas, king of Poland

So today was the big day when we were to find out whether man and machine were up to riding 45kms in one day? Our official departure, honoured by the presence of an ancestor of Baron von Drais, in the Place Stanislas was magnificent.

Yes! We arrived after 4hrs 32mins on the saddle of our Draisines, with only one accident but with plenty of tired bodies.

Stats of the day

It was the best training day for all, and confirms that it is possible to ride these 200 year old machines over long distances, helped by an excellent route with good canal tow paths and good weather.

Roll on tomorrow!