Picture the scene. It’s 8.30am on Saturday 2 June 2012. Bikes and their respective owners are starting to accumulate. Exclaims of, “BLASTED puncture” and, “pass the Halfords Cycle Oil” fill the air.
It’s the sounds of Lanfranco’s fantastic friends, all saddled up and pointing in the general direction of Denmark. The story of how today’s vast cycling adventure came to be is penned (below) by Lan’s friend, Luis Camacho:
Cycle To Denmark, For Lan – By Luis Camacho
“As many of you will know on Friday 10th February 2012 one of my closest friends Lanfranco Gaglione passed away. The last time I spoke to Lan, we sat for hours planning a charity cycle ride to Denmark that we were due to embark on together this year.
After everything that has happened myself and the others (Costas Athinodorou, Michael Jardin, Neal Shah, Obi Khan, Robert Hall, Busgy & Paul Soppit) that Lan mapped the route for, decided that rather than let all his effort go to waste, we would take up the challenge that he left for us and complete all 550 miles in the timescale he had set.
In true Lan fashion he had helped me consider every aspect of the cycle, to the very last detail (as you can see from the MAP)
The whole journey will take us 6 days, however we have decided that the more people that we can get involved the better. So we invited everyone to cycle the first part of “Lans Plan” from Tottenham to Harwich. It would be great to see lots of Lans friends and family out doing something he loved and supporting a great cause (CALM) in the process.”
Luis (& the Biking Barons)