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Burgundy Break

26th July, Crêches sur Saône Well sure enough, last night's accommodation lived up to expectations. It was ridiculously hot and humid in the tent but the mozzies were out in force by the time I retired at 10pm. This was pretty much the same time that the French family...

Back to the Grindstone

22nd July, Beaumes de Venise After a full week of being spoilt rotten it was back to the grindstone today, and quite a shock to the system it was too. I must confess I hadn't been looking forward to the ride from Eric's house as I knew it would be mainly busy roads,...

Rock Bottom

10th July, Alzonne After days of intensely hot and humid weather, today started with cool, fresh rain. Since my early starts are in order to beat the heat of the day, it was a real treat not to feel the pressure to get under way. Today is likely to be the last day...

900 kms and counting

Excusez-moi It's been so long since I've been able to post that now I'm able I haven't got the time to include pictures.  I'll try and do better next time. 3rd July, Aubeterre sur Dronne As expected it rained hard overnight and pretty much all day as well, so it...

The long and winding road

1st July, Aubeterre sur Dronne After my wonderful afternoon with Caroline and Guilaume, I was ready to attack the tour with gusto today. Unfortunately Gusto blew me out so I carried on alone. After a bit of a nightmare finding my way out of Jarnac I found myself...

Week Deux

Sunday, 23rd June, St. Etienne de Montluc I'll cut to the chase straight away today and say that the wind and rain today were vying with each other as to which one could be the most obnoxious. Yes, this is getting personal now. I understand that Wimbledon is due to...

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