Monthly Archives: May 2013

Day 5: Le Touquet to Calais

We had a bit of a ‘lie in’ today!  Breakfast at 7.00 and on the road to ensure a prompt arrival at Etaples Cemetery by 8.30 (a distance of just 4 miles).  I had to be there a little earlier … Continue reading

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Day 4: Amiens to Le Touquet

Today was a hard day again.  81.5 miles of up and down (and up again!) That said, I felt much better today so although the ride was tough, it was enjoyable.  At dinner this evening, the Discover Adventure Team Lead … Continue reading

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Day 3: Compiègne to Amiens

What a day! The weather was (at least) so much better than yesterday.  For most of the day we had sunshine peeking through cloud.  A chilly breeze (which turned into a headwind towards the end of the ride) but it … Continue reading

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Day 2: Paris to Compiègne

Well, today can be best described as a little wet! I woke at 5.30, had breakfast at 6.00 and then we were ready to collect our bikes and leave the hotel at 7.00am. A short (4 mile) ride into the … Continue reading

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Day 1: Paris

I’m on my way! Wendy and Emma dropped me off at Huntingdon as there wasn’t to be a big send off from St. Pancras. I look forward to meeting them back in London next week! When we arrived at Huntingdon … Continue reading

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All packed and ready to go…

See you in Paris!

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3 days to go and a message to share…

With just 3 days to go, it’s all about packing now.  I did a little training ride last night – but the training could be best described as ‘alternative’.  I cycled 20 miles but spent a fair amount of time … Continue reading

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