Category Archives: France

4 days of cycling in France

What is quickly becoming a tradition for the late May bank holiday weekend. I have been cycling in France with 5 other friends. We headed over to St Malo on Thursday, via the overnight ferry from Portsmouth. Joining our regular … Continue reading

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Normandy Cycling Day 4

Today would take us from Cherbourg back to Caen. The only small problem is that we had booked the Ferry for 4:30 and had about 150km between us and the ferry. Of course we had planned appropriately. Early rise and … Continue reading

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Normandy Cycling day 3

Another great day of cycling in France. We cycled from Granville to Cherbourg. The official route should have been 155km but we decided to cut short the ride for a couple of reasons. 1, We are all knackered 2, After … Continue reading

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Normandy cycling day 2

Day 2 of the trip involved a 170km ride from Alençon to Granville. The route was directly West with a slight headwind. We left the hotel in Alençon just after 9am and at about 40km in we were looking for … Continue reading

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Four days Cycling in Normandy

So this year I have arranged a short and fast trip in France with three other guys from the Tri Club. We are cycling in Normandy for a short 4 day trip. We should cover just under 600km. Yesterday evening … Continue reading

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Monty B and Winter Returns

That’s right Winter has returned to the Alps, we were expecting spring skiing in March. That’s long sunny days with hard packed piste in the morning with slushy snow in the afternoons. Well Bettie and I decided to Ski Brévent … Continue reading

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International Women’s Day & Me old Hat

So Betty and I have settled in to Chamonix life. In our nice apartment, It is right in the middle of town. This has some advantages, but can also be quite noise at night. Even though we are on the … Continue reading

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