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Cycling in Sri Lanka
« on: May 25, 2017, 10:10:10 am »
Just back from a 3-week cycle tour of Sri Lanka.  It's the most amazing place I've cycled so far - perfect road surfaces (on the main roads which don't get that much traffic), stunning scenery, friendly people, ridiculously cheap (£300 for 3 weeks including accommodation, food, tickets for national parks, buying clothing, etc).

The only slight hiccough was the heat/humidity which caught my friend out on the first couple of days.  He suffered badly with hyperthermia and just couldn't turn the pedals - had to use public transport.  He was fine eventually & managed to get up the steep hills by week 3.

Can't recommend it highly enough.  A taste of what to expect:


  • Most of me survived the Pennine Bridleway.
Re: Cycling in Sri Lanka
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2017, 04:27:38 pm »
Cor, that looks fantastic.  Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Cycling in Sri Lanka
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2017, 08:21:42 am »
2000m climbs in that heat and humidity! wow, I'll never whinge about hills in Yorkshire again (well, I probably will).
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Re: Cycling in Sri Lanka
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2017, 08:46:03 am »
Inspirational stuff, seems better than India, infrastructure-wise

Re: Cycling in Sri Lanka
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2017, 04:49:03 pm »
Looks amazing.
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