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On the road, the wrong side

So here I am having a rest day in France. Needless to say its raining. I’ve been lucky so far with strong winds pushing me along for the first few days and sunshine for the others. Yesterday was the first day of riding into the wind, but I d...

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A time to chill

The last morning of my ride was short, relatively gentle and wet. The rain patterned in the tent as I woke and the sun wasn’t going to put in any kind of appearance. Strong winds batted the tent around as I prepared to leave and I emerged my...

Some roads have had sections completely washed away.

Pyrenean floods

Floods threaten Tour’s Pyrenean stages 6 minutes ago Save Extensive flash flooding in the Pyrenees could potentially threaten some of the Tour de France route when the race visits the region in just over two weeks time. Heavy rain and meltin...

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Between heaven and earth

I’m now in the Haute Pyrenees. Somewhere I’ve dreamt about riding for many years. The passes or cols are littered with history from many the years that I have been following Le Tour as its known. My introducing to the high mountains ca...

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Any which way you can

Since I last posted I’ve come a fair way. La Velodysee is over, I reached the Spanish border a few days ago taking in a rest and a few beers as a celebration. I’ve now ended the mountains of the Pyrenees and as expected the weather is ...

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They call it Velo Yelo

This is my second day off at La Rochelle. I had to work quite hard to allow myself more than one but I did and now I’m glad to be stationary. Since I last posted I have ridden over 300 kilometres in three days. Considering the lack of Tarmac...