|Jake, Josh & their friends at the start!|
We cycled about 15km in total, after abandoning Josh's bike with the cycle organisers within the first half kilometre as we were holding up the back markers! This posed two problems
- Josh wanted to cycle and giving his bike to a stranger to put in his car did not go down well
- Jake had cycled on ahead with his friend under the impression it was a race and he had to be at the front
Seriously though, we had a fabulous cycle in beautiful countryside. We stopped at the Sulmona prisoner of war camp for a half time break and watched a moving film about the British, Canadian and American soldiers that had been held in the camp, the escape attempts and the local heroes that helped them - another gem of a discovery in this area that completely undersells itself - and then took a nice slow cycle back to Sulmona once Jake finally believed me that it wasn't a competition!