Sitting in the north of the Vaucluse, on the border with the Drome, Mont Ventoux dominates the sky-line. This mountain, with its white-scree summit, is an iconic landmark and its profile is instantly recognisable from afar, even as far away as The Camargue. The Giant of Provence rises to over 1900 metres, (it’s been as … More Mont Ventoux and an unplanned ride
Today was just one of those beautiful Spring days that just fill your heart with joy and make you start thinking of the long summer days ahead, so my thoughts of perhaps popping across to L’Isle sur La Sorgue market went out of the window as soon as I threw open the shutters. It was … More The Paris-Nice cycle race is coming to our favourite roads
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 … More Day 10 – Bordeaux to Damazan
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 … More One dislocated shoulder & a worrying few weeks
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 … More 3 months to go
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 … More And then there were 3……..
I had a quick look at the calendar this weekend and realised that in 25 weeks time we will be pushing our bikes off the Ferry at Roscoff and starting, what we hope will be, a fantastic cycle ride through France to eventually dip our toes in the Mediterranean at Sete. As I mentioned in the last … More 25 weeks and counting…..
So that’s it – the clock has ticked into 2016, bringing with it the realisation that in 7 months time we will be setting off on our bikes to cycle over 1000 miles from our home on the northern flank of Dartmoor to a beach at Sete in the South of France ………………… or at … More New Year, a new toy – the planning begins!