Friday Night Ride to Bognor Regis

For the second consecutive Friday night I have swapped my bed for my bike and joined The Fridays for a night ride to the coast, on this occasion to Felpham ( Bognor Regis ) Arriving at The South Bank meeting spot at 11-30pm it was already busy with cyclists checking in and chatting. We were…

Meung-sur-Loire, Beaugency and Lailly-en-Val

Still with time to spare before the start of Semaine Federale we decided to explore some more towns villages to the South. Sunday had finished wet and following a night of torrential rain I felt for the touring cyclists packing up their tents. We took the short drive to Meung-sur-Loire and parked up at the…

Châteaudun

After Fougeres we were trying to decide where to visit next, I typed in Chateaudun which my Mac auto corrected to “chase the sun” so that was an omen and the decision made for us. Friday 21st July Arriving at Chateaudun and we soon found the municipal campsite next to the river Loir, ( N48.08070,…

Ouistreham to Fougeres

Our trip to the Semaine Federale this year at Mortagne-au-Perche started early to beat the seasonal hike in ferry prices designed to catch those restricted to school holidays for travel. With time to spare we decided to explore the area and our first stop was going to be Fougeres, a town I passed through on my…

A Late Summer Tour – Part 2

September 13th and I woke to a sunny start for my 65th birthday, I was now feeling like a professional cyclist, paid by the state to train. I share a birth date with Roald Dahl and one of his many quotes resonates and could have been written for me. After a walk into Bedoin for…

A Late Summer Tour – Part 1

As we had several immovable appointments towards the end of the year we decided on a three-week trip to France to revisit some of the towns I passed through on my ride earlier in the year. The plan was to drive to Provence and work our way back through the Loire Valley where Kaye could…

Day 3 Brissac Quince to Parthenay

A cloudy start with a temperature of 14c and a south-westerly wind of 20mph. The ride continues through small villages and vineyards to St Remy la Varenne and then after a couple of miles I rejoined the Loire. The road runs alongside the river and to the other side is high walls hiding imposing riverside…