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…

Day 3 – Rohan to Guenrouët

Distance cycled …… 69.2 miles So boys how would you sum up today in 3 words?…… Heat, Mileage, Flowers! So yesterday certainly wasn’t the easiest of days for the boys, in fact it’s probably best to say that they’ve had a rather eventful first couple of days in France.  Yesterday’s major wheel-failure meant they had…

Day 2 – Maël-Carhaix to Rohan

Distance cycled ……. 58.6 miles So boys how would you sum up today in 3 words? ….. Tranquility, Breakdown, Genie! Well after a really good first day’s cycle the boys had a lovely evening on the nice little camp site they found yesterday evening. Happily they were quite some distance away from the Rock Festival…

Day 1 – Roscoff to Maël-Carhaix

Distance cycled- 65 miles So boys how would you sum up today in 3 words? ….. Thirsty, Concert, Laughing So after a successful ride across Dartmoor & apparently a rather good Fish & Chip supper in the Barbican, the boys arrived at the Ferry Terminal in plenty of time & were at the front of…

The first turn of the pedal and only 1500km to go

So that’s it, a couple of years of chatting about it, a good 6 months of planning & more money spent on bikes & equipment than I even want to think about!   This afternoon Andy, George & Tom clipped their shoes in & finally started turning their pedals on a trip that will see…

3 boys, 3 bikes, 1 tent – 1500km – 11 days to go

I can’t believe it, the Tour de France has started, the wonderfully jolly music that goes with the coverage is a constant refrain at home and seemingly all of a sudden it’s only 11 days until they start their cycle.  All being well two weeks today the boys will be starting their third full day…

Le Grand Départ – 4 weeks today

I can’t believe where the last few months have gone – it’s something we often say, but for one reason and another it really does feel as if Christmas was just a few weeks ago for us. All of a sudden reality has hit that 4 weeks from today Andy & the boys will be…

One dislocated shoulder & a worrying few weeks

You could never say that the planning for this trip has been easy – from the logistics of pulling it all together, to making sure we have all the right equipment even making sure we can transport bikes around whilst our main car is  in France. That should be enough to worry about, but no…

3 months to go

I think it’s fair to say that we now have enough equipment to stock a small shop – in fact we recently opened the door of our Chapel for me to sell some of my jewellery (yes I know it sounds posh, but it came free with the house & has proved to be very useful!) and more than…

And then there were 3……..

It’s less than 18 weeks to go now until the start of  the cycle ride from here to the Med and we’ve seen a bit of a change in our plans, which means that only my hubby & 2 boys will now be doing the ride. This isn’t because I’m worried about doing it, (in fact…