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 10 – Bordeaux to Damazan

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…

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 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…

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…