Well the GCSE timetable has arrived and the boys finally have a start date when they will begin their #MoortoWar adventure. The pedals will start turning on 25th June, once Tom’s all-important exams & even more important School Prom are over. So as you can probably imagine the last few weeks has seen … More Where to visit & what route to take?
When I packed my cycle kit to come over this time I put in enough layers to keep me warm in the expected arctic temperatures, hoping to snatch a few precious moments out on the bike before dashing home to thaw out in front of the fire. I think in hindsight I rather over-packed … More Beyond the Veloroute cycle #8 – Through the Vineyards
Last summer my hubby (Andy) & our 2 boys took on a fantastic challenge, cycling nearly 1500km from our home on Dartmoor to Sete on the South Coast of France. Their #MoortoMed ride took them down the West Coast of France, before they headed inland and cross country along the Canal Du Midi to the finish line on the … More The Planning Begins ……….. Again!
For 3 weeks each year everything in our house slows down, the TV is on all afternoon as we all get our annual hit of two of our favourite things – France & cycling. For us the Tour de France is just compulsive viewing, not only is it fantastic to watch, but it’s an incredibly … More Watching the Tour de France on Mont Ventoux – What a day!
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 … More Velodyssey Day 3 Rohan to Guenrouët
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, with just a rather large music Festival adding interest to the day’s ride, the boys settled down and after putting the tent up, tell me that they … More Velodyssey Day 2 Maël-Carhaix to Rohan
Distance cycled- 65 miles So boys how would you sum up today in 3 words? ….. Thirsty, Concert, Laughing Yesterday saw the boys complete the ‘prelude’ of their adventure with a successful ride across Dartmoor & apparently what was a rather good fish & chip supper in the Barbican. It was a great little test, … More Velodyssey Day 1 – Roscoff to Maël-Carhaix
The start of the boys’ long distance cycle ride, an adventure that will see them ride through France to the Mediterranean, travelling from Moor to Med along the Eurovelo Velodyssey route and beyond. … More Velodyssey and beyond. Only 1500km to go
As you will have realised by now we are really enjoying getting out on the bikes and exploring the area around our new home. Despite having visited the area for almost more years than I care to remember we are always finding new routes & villages to potter around. We’re really lucky as the Veloroute … More Beyond the Veloroute cycle #7 – Reillanne, Vachères & views to the Alps
In a little over a week’s time my hubby & boys will set off from our home on Dartmoor to cycle through France, hopefully arriving safe and well after about 18 days in Sete. They’ll be cycling just over 1500km in that time, not quite the Tour de France, but a big ride whichever way … More Beyond the Veloroute – cycle #6 from Sade to Saignon