A couple of Warmshowers visitors have passed this way over the last few days; first there was Bob, a novice touring cyclists in his 60s and then there was Wade, a novice touring cyclist in his 20s. I’m a novice touring cyclist somewhere in the middle! Bob is […]
Wednesday 18th July Tours to Blois: 3 hours 42 minutes, 72km “I met Nate at the main square the next morning. Wearing a typically French horizontally striped shirt, he was sitting at one of the tables in the centre of the square and waved to me, signalling his […]
It’s not every day you can say this, in fact I’ve never said it before in my life but I have written a book! It’s finished; 1 book, 302 pages, 998 paragraphs, 10,546 lines, 112,850 words and 498,698 characters. Goodness that took some counting! I started on the […]
Rest Day 2: Thursday 29th July 2010: Strasbourg Breakfast was an ad-hoc affair eaten en route back to the Cathédrale Notre-Dame on the other side of town. The weather was OK. Well, it wasn’t raining which was the main thing. Having seen the cathedral from the outside, I […]
There has been just as much action in Reading and Caversham today with me making great leaps forward in my preparations for July 18th as there has been in SW19, South Africa and Rotterdam combined (Wimbledon, The World Cup & the Tour de France respectively). So as Germany […]
Will I cross its path in 2010? Probably not, but it does head in the same rough direction as me from north to south…. an alternative route to follow to Italy?
Cycling Day 11: Friday 30th July: Strasbourg to Colmar 5 hours 43 minutes in the saddle, 105 kilometres Trying to find a way out of the town or city in which I had stayed the previous night was often the greatest cycling challenge that I had to overcome […]
A dream start for Britain’s Mark Cavendish who won today’s 2nd stage of the Tour from Monaco to Brignoles. Spectacular scenery in the south of France. Catch the action on ITV4.