Cycling begins today at 09.30 CEST and the first stop for a musical session will be in the town of Talvik at approximately midday.
Yesterday, after visiting NRK Finmark Norwegian Radio to play a session and talk about the journey ahead, Yann and his band – Emily Quinquis and Lionel Laquerrière – played an intimate warm-up concert in Alta’s Studenthuset.
Throughout the day, bikes were prepared, routes were finalised and the well-located bike shop Full Rulle came in handy for last minute spares.
The ride goes through Kåfjord with the first gentle hill climbs kicking in.
Today’s session was filmed in the bay of Talvik where the band stopped and performed ‘A Midsummer Evening’ on the waterfront. They were joined by NRK Nordnytt Television and the performance will be broadcast tonight at 18:45 CEST.
An online version of the performance will be available for international viewing on Friday 10 July at nrk.no/Finnmark.
The day’s riding is coming to a close – 107km covered, reindeers dodged, two flat tires and one song performed. Everyone made it.
Tomorrow’s ride from Badderen to Olderdalen starts at 09:30 CEST.