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Inagh to China…and back

Event Bio

On 26th April 2015, John and Brigid Rynne will start a motorcycle ride from Inagh in County Clare, Ireland, to Beijing in China and back, in aid of in aid of two charities concerned with the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people: the William Winder Rainbow Foundation (http://www.williamwinderrainbowfoundation.ie/) and Young Minds (http://www.youngminds.org.uk/)

They will ride through Western Europe into Russia, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, before crossing the Chinese border in Kyrgyzstan and riding east to Beijing.

Their return route will take us across Mongolia and into Russia, where they will pick up the Trans-Siberian Highway and head westwards via Moscow, the Ukraine (Kiev and L’Viv), Poland, the Czech Republic, Germany, France, the UK and, finally, home to County Clare in Ireland. The whole round-trip of approximately 18,500 miles (or 30,000kms) should take approximately four months.

Map Legend

  • Inagh, Co Clare Inagh, Ireland Sunday, 26th April 2015
  • Co Clare Spanish Point, Ireland Saturday, 29th August 2015
Inagh to China…and back Inagh to China…and back
Finally got my leathers altered to fit. The combined cost of the original botched 'made-to-measure' trousers and... https://t.co/Zva99xCGx5
Well, true to their word SW-Motech sent me out a brand new Trax pannier carrier for my Tiger 1050, complete with... https://t.co/3gV6u8yK2q
Those of you who followed our adventures last year may recall that John had problems with his Trax pannier... https://t.co/o7aOlv1Ozy
The Old Bake House Restaurant in Miltown Malbay are celebrating their 10th Anniversary with a Complimentary Food... https://t.co/21euiAgZDw
Just working on a presentation and had forgotten just how bad some of the roads were! https://t.co/aChBubqVC5
For those who missed it, here's a link to the podcast of yesterday's interview with Gavin Grace of Clare FM:... https://t.co/VQQsR5Sbah
Thanks for the article Andy, much appreciated. We have uploaded it to our website in PDF format. It's a big file... https://t.co/IfIIsE5JLy
Fantastic piece of kit. Many thanks again to Global TelSat for their support of our ride:... http://t.co/EgET3mNJfk
And here's Part 2, from John's cousin's house to ours ... with Nina Simone:... http://t.co/DPqEaF6Kjj
For a bit of fun, ride along with John and Brigid (and a bit of Pink Floyd) as they complete their ride. Here's... http://t.co/b8eBV45sDY
Would the lovely lady who gave me this lucky mascot when we left Inagh on 26th April, please identify herself.... http://t.co/litnC7S67u
After four and a half months, about 25,000 km, and two broken legs, we're finally on our way home ... http://t.co/0hDEcanIQq
Goodbye, crazy Polish drivers. We're grateful that you missed us (by inches, in some cases), but we really won't... http://t.co/IdrvDcvSC4
Phew! This is reassuring sight from John's #BikeTrac tracker. Hopefully, both bikes have now arrived in Moscow,... http://t.co/O6wdjyOsoy
Westward bound ... again! 4,000+ km and 3 time zones from Mariinsk to Moscow.
The hospital are being extremely kind in keeping us an extra night. Whatever we might say about the food, at... http://t.co/ZazEXFbyzz
From a restaurant window in Ulaanbaatar. We couldn't decide between "Burn the meat" or "A zi sheep is... http://t.co/bBFtMUVCBW
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