Colin's Cuban Revolution Cycle for The Fence Club
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I am cycling over 380KM from one beautiful coastline to the other across Cuba.
The bike ride begins in Cuba’s cultural capital, Havana, and ends five days later at the UNESCO World Heritage site of Trinidad. The Cuban Revolution is graded as ‘Challenging’ with an average of 8 hours cycling up to 100km over five consecutive days, and includes a number of steep hills, rocky terrain and main roads across the stunning Cuban countryside.
“I wanted to do something that would really test me and do it for the fabulous Fence Club. When I take part in the challenge later this year I’ll be 73 years old, and in a country that’s always fascinated me. It won’t be easy, with the Cuban heat added in, so I’ve given myself a full year of training to build up my stamina and levels of fitness.”
Some high level information on my challenge:
Cover 380 km from one beautiful coastline to the other
Pass remote villages, fruit orchards and sugar plantations
Discover hidden treasures in Havana’s preserved old quarter
Visit the city of Cienfuegos, once a hotbed of pirate activity
Finish in the UNESCO World Heritage site of Trinidad
Welcome to the land of cigars, revolution, Che Guevara and vintage Chevrolets. The Cuban cycle travels from the cultural capital Havana to the exotic Caribbean. Our 10 days in the saddle will see us cycling 380 km through beautiful countryside, passing fruit orchards, tree-lined avenues and buildings left untouched for more than half a century. Outside of Havana vehicles are rare and there is a strong biking culture – so expect to fit right in