I did not tell you all how I would travel to Stockholm for the Vattenfall World Triathlon Stockholms on August 24th. My travel plans are simple I will take my bike to bike from Amsterdam to Stockholm and back to Amsterdam. This will be my longest trip this year, a round trip of 3,000 km – I will have to travel on ferries to get to and from Sweden, on my way to Sweden I will take a ferry from Travemunde to Trelleborg and on my way back to Amsterdam, I will take a ferry from Gothenburg to Frederikshavn in Denmark.
I will leave Friday, August 15th from Amsterdam and plan to be in Stockholm about 7 days later, which will give me a few days to rest up before the race. I will be blogging about my trip to keep family, friends, and others interested up to date about my whereabouts.
It will be a strenuous cycletrippin, I’m prepared I already have made one long bike ride this year from Amsterdam to Barcelona, and have kept my fitness level intact – actually I have got a bit of top speed on the bike as I lately focus on specific triathlon training. Unfortunately, I have not been able to train swimming due to a shoulder injury, I hope to have enough strength in the shoulders to complete the swim leg of the triathlon in Stockholm, that would be enough then I can take back lost time on the cycle and running leg of the race.
Here is a map of the preliminary route to go to Stockholm and back to Amsterdam.