Day 10 Valence – Roquemaure

This morning, my dwindling faith in the French weather was now as spartan as the blue sky above me as I reluctantly pushed the bike out into the street. The air felt thick with moisture as I immediately headed South into the same headwind that was hellbent on holding me up yesterday. Today is VE…

Day 9. Fontaines sur Saone – Valence

Sorry that this is a little late. I'm back home in sunny England now and trying to catch up with everything. Day 9 already!..... Time's passing by. After another gut-busting breakfast, I hauled myself onto the bike and freewheeled down to the Saone river North of Lyon with the first job being to negotiate the…

Day 7 Heuilley sur Saone – Tournus

Following yesterday's trials and tribulations, I emerged from Chez B&B with fresh, clean and dry kit ready to do battle with what Sunday had to throw at me. Thankfully the rain has ceased and the sun was putting in an appearance. Temperatures were still way down below average though due to the northerly winds. However,…

Just a little reminder……

Hi folks, Whilst I pedal my merry way across this foreign land amusing the locals with my crap French, let's not forget the reason this is happening. The Brain Tumour Charity works tirelessly researching this dreadful thing and of course is funded by donations. If you do have a few quid to spare then please…

Day 5. Chalons en Champagne to Chaumont

90+ French miles were in the offing today. After yesterday's downpour, I'd spent a fun evening getting everything dried out for today. The route for the entire day was pretty straight forward and that was to pick up the cycle path on the Marne Canal and keep pedalling until my little GPS told me otherwise.…

Day 3. Cysoing – Marle

Day 3 started very early - nothing to do with cycling. More to do with a drunk middle aged house guest that was also staying at the Airbnb. As explained yesterday, this Madame had turned up to stay as she was attending a party in the area. Now, the house where we are now both…