Monthly Archives: May 2016

Tuesday, 31-05-2016 : From Mousseaux Sur Seine to Senonches, c. 60 miles

It was still raining when we woke up, having rained pretty much the entire night and preventing a good decent night’ sleeping. We hung around hoping it might stop but we did leave at 11am in moderate rain after having … Continue reading

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Monday, 30-05-2016 : From Rouen,via Giverny, to Mousseaux Sur Seine, c. 45 miles.

Today was designed to give us time to see Monet’s Garden at Giverny, but also include cycling past the Chateau Gaillard at Les Andelys, which is associated with Richard the Lionheart, Richard the 1st. We set off from Rouen at … Continue reading

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29th May 2016 – From Le Havre to Rouen, c. 55 miles

Sunday, 29-05-2016 : From Le Havre to Rouen, c. 55 miles. We arrived half awake at 7am (8am French time) off the Portsmouth to Le Havre boat. Two cups of tea had just about woken us up and off we … Continue reading

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Reject the Empire, Support the Rebels

There’s an EU referendum coming up. Normally I’d regard such political stuff as so much noise compared with the real life of doing miles on your bike. But, remembering Wedgie Benn, the wonderful and wilful left winger from days of … Continue reading

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Bike Rides – Actual and Planned

There’s often almost as much fun planning a bike ride as actually doing the bike ride. Maps are such an encouragement to dream aren’t they? That valley with that woodland and those high mountains – Wow! And that little road … Continue reading

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