DAY 11 – After a few days riding in the rain, we woke to yet another grey, miserable rainy morning. I chcked the weather forecast for the coming days and saw that today would be the last rainy day for a while. To maintain our motivation we decided to take a rest day in Duisberg, wait out the rain and continue the following day.
We stayed in the hotel until late morning before venturing out into the rain to search for breakfast, which was purchased from a supermarket in the city centre. From there we wandered about for a few hours looking in various shops and along the inner harbour, apparently the largest in the world.
We returned to the hotel in the mid afternoon and there we remained, only venturing out to wash the bikes in a nearby petrol station, as they had been covered in gravel and mud and needed a bit of tlc to ensure the kept us moving in the days and weeks to come.