Day 13 – Carcassonne to the Finish Line at Sete

Distance cycled ……… 80 miles Total distance cycled during the ride ………… 865.4 miles / 1392.4 km So boys how would you sum up the final day in 3 words……… Fatigue, Joy, End!! Firstly apologies for not posting this blog last night, but it was all a bit overwhelming, being back together as a family…

Day 12 – Toulouse to Carcassonne 

Distance cycled …….. 67 miles So boys how would you sum up today in 3 words? ……. Medieval Cart Track!  Arriving in Toulouse last night I think it’s fair to say that Andy George & Tom felt they needed a rest. In the last 3 days they had cycled just shy of 250 miles &…

Day 11 – Damazan to Toulouse 

Distance cycled ……….. 91 miles So boys what 3 words would you use to sum up today? …….. On a Mission!  After another long day in the saddle yesterday the boys found a nice quiet site by a lake , just a short distance from the cycle trail. After a lovely evening & the realisation…

Day 10 – Bordeaux to Damazan

Distance cycled…… 74 miles So boys how would you sum up today in 3 words? ….. Tarmac, Canal, Shade Yesterday’s good day saw the boys covering over 80 miles and reaching their next big milestone en route to the Mediterranean, Bordeaux.  This was quite a surprise as they  were exhausted after having been kept awake…

Day 9 – Cozes to Bordeaux 

Distance cycled…… 82.6 miles So boys how would you sum up today in 3 words? Vineyards, Cicadas, Bordeaux Yesterday wasn’t the easiest of days and because of that the boys didn’t have the most relaxing day’s ride. Yet despite everything they had still managed to cover nearly 70 miles and had really broken the back…

Day 8 – La Rochelle to Cozes

Distance travelled ….. 68.6 miles So boys how would you sum up today in 3 words? Mechanical, Puncture, Trailer After a great 36 hours in La Rochelle the boys were certainly ready to get back on their bikes again & to continue on their route down through France It turned out that La Rochelle was…

Day 7 – La Rochelle, a great place for a rest day!

Yesterday afternoon saw the boys pedalling into the stunning Port of La Rochelle for a much anticipated first rest day. The last couple of days’ cycling has been lovely for them, pottering along the well-made, maintained & sign-posted trail along the Vendée Coast and through the wetlands of the beautiful Marais Poitevin. As they parked…

Day 6 – Saint Vincent Sur Jard to La Rochelle

Distance cycled ……. 50.8 miles So boys how would you sum up today in 3 words ….. Dishevelled, La Rochelle, Bed! After a great day in the saddle yesterday the boys arrived at a small municipal camp-site in Saint Vincent Sur Jard, hoping for a reasonable night’s sleep ahead of today’s ride to La Rochelle…

Day 5 -Machecoul to Saint Vincent Sur Jard

Distance cycled ……. 67 miles  So boys how would you sum up today in 3 words?….. Cooler, Sea, Progress Yesterday’s crossing of the Loire was really the first big milestone for the boys and to have got there by lunchtime on day 4 was quite an achievement. The biggest problem for them though was the…

Day 4 – Guenroët to Machecoul

Distance cycled ……. 50 miles So boys how would you sum up today in 3 words?…. Hot, near-death-experience, truck-stop After enjoying a good long section of yesterday’s ride on Tarmac trails the boys realised what a big difference it made, particularly when they had to go back onto rough tracks as they neared the end…