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…