USSI 1NTRODUCT1ON.

GENERAL.

The roads in Russia are, as a rule, bad, and for various reasons the country is not suitable for cycling tours. A passport must be carried.

CUSTOMS.

Cyclists entering Russia must deposit at the Custom House by which they enter the duty of 12 roubles in gold (about £1 18s. 6d.), care being taken to make a written declaration on stamped paper to the effect that the money is being only deposited, and that the machine will be re-exported: this deposit is returned on leaving the country. As, however, the deposit fund in each Custom House is totally distinct from the general fund, the deposit cannot be returnee! unless there is sufficient money on hand for that particular purpose. Failing this; the chief of the Custom House must apply to St. Petersburg, and months may elapse before he is in a position to pay the money. In such a case the cyclist should write to the British Consul at St. Petersburg asking him to get the deposit refunded.

In Finland there is a duty of one Finnish mark (9Jd.) per kilogram. Tourists' cycles are, however, admitted free, without formality.

GUIDES.

The column in the routes headed "Objects of Interest" is intended to help in planning a tour; detailed information should be sought in the usual guide books. Murray's "Handbook for Travellers in Russia, Poland, and Finland," price l£s., is recommended.

MAPS.

That part of Russia lying south of Warsaw and west of Odessa is shown on sheets D I, E 1, 2, F 1, 2, 3 of the " Uebersichtskarte von Mittel Europa," scale I : 75°,000 (about twelve miles to an inch), which can be obtained at the Club Offices at 2s. per mounted sheet.

Route No. 1.

ABO. BJORNEBORG, VASA, ULEABORG, HAPARANDA.

Places on the Road.

ABO (Turku)

(No. 2.)

Reso

Masko

Nousis

Wermo

Kotiseva

Letala

Jhoda

Unaja

Raumo

Taj pale

Tojante

Hanby

Bjorneborg (Pori) Rosnas

Objects of Interest, etc. .General Description of the Road.

Xorrmark

Pirrtjarvi

Tusrila

Hongajarvi

Omossa

Traskvik

Lappfjard:

Kristinestad (Ristiina)

Pielax

Narpes

Nasty

Ol'vermark

Porton

1ohannisdal

Rimal

Toby

Vasa (Vaasa)

Weichars

Lillekyro

Murekas

Oravais

Munsala

Ny Karleby (Uusi Kaarleby)

Sundby

Kraknas

Abbors

Kronoby

Gamla Karlel,y (Kokkola)

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Route No. 1—continued.

Places on the Road.

Kit. Objects of Interest, etc. \General Description of the Roan'.

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Cathedral (14th j Mostly sandy road 10 cent.), Church of 1 Olsbole. St. Mary (12th! cent.), Castle of Abohus (14th

Route No. 3—continued.

Places on the Road.

Kit. I Objects of Interest etc. \General Description ofthe Road.

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Wista 14

Keala 16

Sala !1 j

Lambala !19

Olsbole 18

Bjorsberg

Nyby

Kvrkstad

Bolstad

Asverley

Finns

Grahn

HELSINGFORS

(Helsinki)

I 1enrisdals

Sibbo

Nor Vrekoski

Borga (Purvoo)

Illby

Forsby

Perno

Lovisa

Aborrfors

Broby

Hogfors

Frt-drikshamn (l lamina) ..

Gronvik

Pytterlaks

Urpala

Sakkijarvi

Nisalaks

Kiiskila

Yiborg (Viipuri)

Lelpero

Khotaka

Kioriolia

Pampala

Kevencb

Ravoike

Belo-Ostrof (Valkeasaari) .

Dranishnekova

ST. PETERSBURG

(Nos. 3, 5, 20.)

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Steep descent to Keala.

Very sandy road to Bjorsberg. Sandy road.

Hilly road.

Good road to Lovisa.

Good hilly road to Fredrikshamn.

Ruined Castle, I Cataract.

Isaac Cathedral (19th cent.), Kazan Cathedra! (19th cent.), Winter Palace, Hermitage, Statue of Peter the Great.

Poor road.

Good road to Pampala.

Good road at first, then bad to St. Petersburg.

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