I'm attempting to row across Europe from the Black Sea to the North Sea via the Danube (2800 km) and the Rhine (1200 km). I will be rowing upstream, against the flow of the Danube. I will be self-supported, I will carry everything with me, stopping in villages and towns along the way to buy food.
It's an idea that has been brewing for a few years, and I decided to give it a go or forever be left wondering. I don't know if it's possible, and even if it is, it will certainly be demanding. I have relatively little training, and have rowed sliding sea boats twice - it's going to be a steep learning and fitness curve.
I won't be able to update this page regularly from the water, but please feel free to follow along on Twitter and Instagram: @LaurenceDyke. I will also be posting all my daily activity to Strava: strava.com/athletes/308807.
I would love to raise €4000 - one euro for every kilometre I hope to row.
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