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…

Binsted to Nice, “Le Grande Depart”

After last years Lands End to John O Groats cycle ride Kaye announced that she would rather not do another trip that involved chasing me around the country in the motor home. This was a real spanner in the works as I had my mind set on another trip, this time cycling from Binsted to…

Beachy Head

With my next cycling trip just under a month away we thought it an ideal time for a couple of days away in the camper van to test the systems. The Eastbourne area is so close but is one town we have never visited so after watching a walking programme about the South Downs Kaye…