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To Lisbon and back on a fiver – exactly how it was done

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To Lisbon and back on a fiver – exactly how it was done TO LISBON AND BACK ON A FIVER concludes today on The Celtic Star.

424 km = 6 hours driving – Monday Le Mans to Burgos (Spain) 540 miles – 900 km = 12 hours driving – Tuesday Burgos to Lisbon – 470 miles – 760 km = 11 hours driving – Wednesday From 5 pm Calais on Monday 22 until Wednesday 24 = 48 hours ie 7+24+17 = 48 hours Sleep required Monday and Tuesday = 16 hours minimum Therefore at least 32 hours for Driving/Stopovers/Fuel/Toilets/Food would have been required to make Lisbon at 5 pm GMT on the Wednesday Total Return Mileage = 3,600 miles.



Petrol Costs – Details of Mileage/ Route and the cost involved to Lisbon and back Methil to London (return) 3,600 miles – 1,800 miles a single journey Methil to Dover – 520 miles Calais to Lisbon – 1273 miles (1967 mileage) Ferry time – 1 hour 30 minutes Calais to Le Mans 264 miles.



Valladolid to Lisbon now 360 miles + extra jerrycan = 1,800 miles Same route was used on the return journey.

The fuel tank held 12 gallons of fuel.

Broglie – Tuesday 23/5/67, Broglie – Bordeaux 360 miles 4.

Hopefully you have been following the story told in such vivid detail by Jerry Woods of how five your Bhoys from Fife set off on a road trip to Lisbon in May 1967 to see Celtic win the European Cup.
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