Torrox to Bristol, Pedalling

What to do on a blank weekend? Cycle from Torrox to Bristol? Well, that's what a young man from Torrox did... taking a little longer than a weekend.

AXA From Torrox to Bristol on a BikeEnrique Atencia (21) who is a 4th-year student, studying Engineering at the Universidad de Málaga, decided when the academic year ended that he would buy himself a bicycle, then he would set off for Bristol from Nerja.

He had bought the bicycle second hand on Wallapop for 70 euros but he considered it road worthy enough to peddle off on the 23rd of June. Four-thousand, four-hundred kilometres and two months later, he arrived on the 25th of August.

The route took him first to the Portuguese Algarve and from there, passing through Lisbon, Porto, Galicia, all along the northern coast and Irún where he crossed into France. He then headed for Brittany where he spent a couple of days with his parents, who had flown over to meet him.

He boarded a ferry at Roscoff, which took him to Wales and from there Bristol – he had been averaging 100 kilometres a day with the furthest distance in one day being 158 kilometres. On the other hand, there were days when he only managed 20 or 30 kilometres.

The journey cost him around a thousand euros.

(News: Torrox, Axarquia, Costa del Sol, Malaga, Andalucia)

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