Category Archives: Biking

Day4 Heslin to Ham

Another long day of over 90 miles with over 1200merres of ascent – yep it’s very hilly and you can only admire those poor sods in WW1 who fought every inch of the way. Every village and every hill has it’s own immaculately kept soldiers cemetry. Anyone who critizes the EU should come and take a look at what occurred in it’s absence.

Is it me or is it real that tractors are getting bigger each year? There were truly some monsters out today doing the harvesting – looks a good year for corn.

Met a fellow cyclist who started in Geneva. This is his website
A very thirsty day, drank well over 4 litres of water, juice & beer plus necrarines etc.

Top of legs well hurting now, hopefully the pain will gradually go before the big hills!

Day4 Heslin to Ham

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I thought it was going to be flat – Day3

When I plotted the route from Cambridge to Les Gets it all looked very flat apart from the bit around Geneva. I now realise that’s an optical illusion ๐Ÿ™

Today I cycled from Calais to Hesdin and am now totally knackered since it involved a cumulative climb of over 1100 metres ๐Ÿ™ย  over a distance of 50+ miles. I will obviosly have to plan my route more carefully and avoid areasย  that have suspicious names like Les 7 Vallees ๐Ÿ™

Sally will be pleased to know my legs are now aching…..

Heres today on Everytrail:-

Calais to Hesdin (Day 3)

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Lets see how I get on tomorrow!

London to Dover day2

A great day for biking with a nice breeze behind me most of the way. Managed to do 103miles. Which is probably first time since I was 18!

Managed to do a nice circular tour from Tower Bridge to Greenwich ๐Ÿ™ plus discovered the Medway tunnel is not for cyclists! Both events leading to quite a few extra miles and time.

Following the GPS track on the Garmin is proving tedious especially on dual carriageways when it’s impossible to do a u turn! The unit seems to take about 50 yards to let you know it’s the wrong way ;-( should ne ok on French minor roads though.

Now on boat to Calais! Hopefully can find a room for tonight!

Day2 London to Calais

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First day

22 miles done ๐Ÿ˜‰

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we made it London in grand style! Only a couplle of small hiccups.first one was having to walk through mud AAddenbrookes hospital as the cycleway wsn’t quite finished ๐Ÿ™

Then I fell off a couple of times when I forgot my right foot was still clipped in ๐Ÿ™

The day was longer than planned because we decided to cycle on the canal towpaths in London – not a good idea on a sunny day in Camden!

Plus a couple of miles in wriong direction near Holland Park.

Statistics for day are 72.4miles in 7hr 19min plus2hr 21min stopped time. So quite acceptable for first day.

Day1 Cambridge to London

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Tomorrow I have to go via Kings Cross to drop Sally off nd then I’m on my own..