Mikaela Outdoors
Mikaela Outdoors
Outdoor Instructor & Media-maker

Cycling UK to Poland

My Dziadek (Grandfather) grew up in Poland, but settled in the UK after WWII, unable to return until the fall of the iron curtain. In 2017 Dad and I hatched a plan to cycle our family history and return some of Dziadek’s ashes to his farm in Malary. Supported by Mum in her trusty van, we started in Derby, travelled to Newcastle over the Yorkshire Dales - via my Nana’s birthplace - and then continued through the Netherlands, Germany and eventually to Eastern Poland and our family farm.