The route is unusual in that it is not circular, nor 'there-and-back'. I will arrive in St Petersburg on Wednesday 4th, and will take an overnight train to Vologda. In Vologda, there will be a day 'free'. The ride starts on the Friday at 7AM. After the finish on Tuesday (1AM) we'll take a bus back to St Petersburg. I fly home on Thursday 12th.
Around 70 riders are registered. There a few familiar names like Ivo and Abraham Cohen. Jan, who did the Kiwi ride, and another Belgian will also be present.
The photos taken on previous editions of the ride leave me intrigued and drawn to the area.
Do leave a comment if you know of any points of interest along the route.