Scuppered…….by Coronavirus……

Hi Folks, Well by now I should’ve been South of Nantes on day no.4 skirting around the mid-west coast of France en-route to Les Sables d’Olonne . The majority of the planet are on lockdown to one degree or another. I know in France, you’re only allowed out to exercise within 1km of your home.Continue reading “Scuppered…….by Coronavirus……”

Day 11 – The Final Day: Roquemaure to the Mediterranean.

Click here for today’s and the last Routemap Day 11 already!! Where did that time (and distance) go? It only seems like yesterday that I was rolling along the A20 in Kent, full of anticipation, a little dread and some crap sausage rolls! The weather this morning as I wheeled my trusty alloy steed outside,Continue reading “Day 11 – The Final Day: Roquemaure to the Mediterranean.”

Day 10 Valence – Roquemaure

Click here for today’s Routemap 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 meContinue reading “Day 10 Valence – Roquemaure”

Day 9. Fontaines sur Saone – Valence

Click here for today’s Routemap 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 firstContinue reading “Day 9. Fontaines sur Saone – Valence”

Day 8. Tournus – Fontaines sur Saone

Click here for today’s Routemap Monday. Hardly seems possible that a week ago I was freewheeling down through Hyde Park at the very start of this ride. The sun was out today! Still a tad chilly but with plenty of blue sky around, everything felt rosy as I bade Au Revoir to my hosts andContinue reading “Day 8. Tournus – Fontaines sur Saone”

Day 7 Heuilley sur Saone – Tournus

Click here for the Routemap 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 dueContinue reading “Day 7 Heuilley sur Saone – Tournus”

Day 6 Chaumont – Heuilley sur Saone.

Click here for the Routemap I would open this post with a picture but I cant remember taking one. The reason? The Weather! Now, living in Devon, I’m quite used to the wet stuff dropping from the sky. It’s quite a regular thing down our way. It’s rarely a problem as we’re all geared upContinue reading “Day 6 Chaumont – Heuilley sur Saone.”

Day 5. Chalons en Champagne to Chaumont

Click here for today’s routemap 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 myContinue reading “Day 5. Chalons en Champagne to Chaumont”

Day 4. Marle to Chalons en Champagne

Click here for today’s routemap My host in Marle laid on a breakfast fit for a king this morning. Breads, pastries, cakes. An utter carb-fest! Afterwards, I was actually ready for a lie down and not spend half a day on a bike. After waving goodbye to Monsieur et Madame, I pedalled off only toContinue reading “Day 4. Marle to Chalons en Champagne”