OK folks… the suspense is over. The “mileage” on my cycling computer as I reached Saint Peter’s Square was…
I’ve also updated the table of guesses with all guesses I could find in Facebook and elsewhere. Not that many, but the post has been shared and re-shared many times, so I am finding it difficult to get all guesses. There have been 12 guesses I could find. If you did take a guess and your name doesn’t appear in the list (to see the last 2 click next) please get in touch.
EyeCycled the Via Francigena Competition
|NAME||GUESS (in Km)||SOURCE (Facebook, Blog, etc)|
|Marlene Samson||2067||Facebook Messenger|
|Romualdo Ricardo Acquesta Neto||2085.8|
|Sandra Mara Santos||2346|
|Aparecida Climaco Schaefer||2462|
I will have a better look later, but the preliminary result indicate that the winner is…. err… my son! 🙂 … with a difference of just 4.8 Km in 2048, or just 0.23%.
I know what this will look like… Foul play, but believe me, there was none!
I did ask him to take a guess and he did so on the 26th of August. At that time not even I knew how many kilometres I would still have to cycle and to increase the unpredictability of the competition I also got lost on my way to Sutri and cycled 8 Km more than I should have, but on the other hand, in my last day I had the advantage of following my pilgrimage friend Roberto, a local Roman, on the last 72 Km from Sutri to Saint Peter’s Square, which was a big help as I would undoubtedly get lost again if I didn’t.
So for now… Well done son! I won’t need to put the T-Shirt in the post afterall 🙂
I will confirm the result once I am back in the UK and rectify any mistakes that might have been made.
Thank you all for participating in this simple competition and for your support during the journey.