And so begins this wonderful adventure

A couple of days ago I was sat with a friend, drinking tea and chatting about some of the things we will be doing this year saying that it will be ‘interesting’ to say the least. She smiled and said that her idea of interesting is visiting a museum or looking at some art, a…

Chasing the dawn on Mont Ventoux

A few years ago, if Andy had suggested watching the sunrise from the summit of Mont Ventoux, I would have worked out how long it would take us to drive there, set an alarm and enjoyed the drive across and up the mountain. But that was a few years ago and things change. So a…

The Planning Begins ……….. Again!

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…

One Week on & some first thoughts on the adventure 

This time last week the boys were cycling the last leg of their mammoth cycle from Dartmoor to Sete in the South of France. The ride saw them cover nearly 1500km in just under 2 weeks. I think it’s fair to say they had a fantastic time & certainly it’s an experience they’ll remember for…

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 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…