We set the GPS (his name is Rooter) onto Touring Cycle mode which takes us off the beaten track so we can experience quieter roads and small villages instead of tailgating drivers, speeding trucks with massive loads of sugar beet and larger town centres. Every plan has its pitfalls. On the Sunday we were looking […]
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As we left the boat, we went straight to a boulangerie and a fromagerie, as you would do in France. John was quite defensive of the French lady behind the counter when she compared John’s legs to a frog. “No frog legs for you tonight baby!”. Pierre sporting our first baguette on French soil. We […]
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After two soaking wet days on the road and a few cases of knee pain we thought a good bit of rest and recovery time was in order. We found a hotel in Folkestone for £25 a night. That was £12.50 each including breakfast for a room with a view over the English Channel across […]
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After a night of torrential rain we packed up camp in a downpour and got back on the road without breakfast. Having had a decent morning session in the rain, Pierre spotted a B&Q and guaranteed we’d find something greasy in the carpark. That bacon and egg sandwich scored very well on the ratings. We […]
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Thanks Anja, nice pic of bananas and crocs We left Putney Bridge at midday on Sunday, headed out down Garrett Lane, through Earlsfield and Tooting towards Croydon. The weather was fair but we were riding straight into a headwind which was challenging with a heavily laden bike and not being very aerodynamic. At the pre-departure […]
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