Well the planning is now well underway and I suggested in my last blog the route is already shifting and I think it will still be a while before it’s set in stone, but that’s half the fun of the planning and now it seems that Moor to War is being extended a little bit … More From Moor to War & now a bit more!
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 … More Day 13 – Carcassonne to the Finish Line at Sete
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 & … More Day 12 – Toulouse to Carcassonne
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 … More Day 9 – Cozes to Bordeaux
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 … More Day 8 – La Rochelle to Cozes
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 … More Day 7 – La Rochelle, a great place for a rest day!
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 … More Day 6 – Saint Vincent Sur Jard to La Rochelle
Distance cycled ……. 67 miles So boys how would you sum up today in 3 words?….. Cooler, Sea, Progress Yesterday’s crossing of the Loire was really the first big milestone for the boys and to have got there by lunchtime on day 4 was quite an achievement. The biggest problem for them though was the … More Day 5 -Machecoul to Saint Vincent Sur Jard
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 … More Day 4 – Guenroët to Machecoul
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