Moderately interesting fact of the day about northern France: Lille is called Lille because it used to be an island. I’m sure a geography teacher would argue the toss with me over that – it’s something to do with the canal / river…
I’ll post later about the day but just to get the stats out of the way, here they are for day 4; Time cycling: 5 hrs 32 mins 54 secs
Distance: 114.24 kms
Average speed: 20.5 kms/hr
Maximum speed: 51.7 kms/hr
Eurovelo 5 distance: 428.1 kms
Yes it was but worse than that is the road the road that leads down to the bottom of the hill; a real boneshaker!
Good truckin today,
I am afraide that that song was going through my head a lot last week in scotland… Dreadlock holiday, 10cc, especialy the line .. concentrating on trucking right…
Good average, Was it quite flat??
Yes it was quite flat apart from the first hour or so. Alain was acting as a pacemaker however which helped!
What a fantastic time- I was amazed watching the dots fly across France!! Is it strange that we all know pretty much exactly where you are having lunch? It is providing some light relief in a busy day!! Can’t wait to follow.