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 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…

The first turn of the pedal and only 1500km to go

So that’s it, a couple of years of chatting about it, a good 6 months of planning & more money spent on bikes & equipment than I even want to think about!   This afternoon Andy, George & Tom clipped their shoes in & finally started turning their pedals on a trip that will see…

One dislocated shoulder & a worrying few weeks

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…