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 10 St-Etienne-des-Sorts to Forcalquier.

Weather cloudy start 11c. Over breakfast Kaye had been checking the weather on her phone and pulled up news of the fuel crisis which would explain why we had seen queues at petrol stations yesterday, the reports of shortages were not encouraging but we thought there was just enough fuel in the motor home to…

Climbing Mt Ventoux

Having researched the Caen to Nice cycling route as a future trip one of the options was a climb of Mount Ventoux. Our Autumn motor home holiday was to cross France and head down the east coast of Spain so it made sense to me to take a diversion and tackle one of the iconic…