It wasn’t particularly warm, though it was warm enough. it wasn’t particularly sunny, though sun was promised for later in the day. The plan wasn’t particularly momentous, though it was a good plan, but when we put everything together it became a truly memorable day. It was a little overcast as we cycled out of … Continue reading A memorable day
Sunday 4th June Day 23 (19 cycling) St Jean de Luz to Hendaye: 21km 246m Climbed 1hr 45′ Total Distance 1026km At 1130 yesterday morning I crossed the bridge over the river Bidasoa from Hendaye into Irun, Spain and in doing so, completed La Velodyssee. I left you last time with Wendy … Continue reading Mission Accomplished!
Dear Reader I/we did it! I rolled into Spain around 1130 this morning. We are now back in Le Tedey. Details to follow Cheers Howard and Wendy
Saturday 3nd June Day 22 (18 cycling) Messanges to Bayonne: 34km 99m Climbed 1hr 49′ Total Distance 1005km At the moment the rain outside is of biblical proportions; birds are being knocked out of the sky by the ball bearing-like raindrops. But the rain is only the second story of the day … Continue reading Soggy Saturday
Friday 2nd June Day 21 (17 cycling) Mimizan Plage to Messanges: 64km 255m Climbed 3hr 12′ Total Distance 971km It is great having a support crew. Every time I pass an individual or a couple doing the trip unsupported, with panniers fore and aft and then more bags strapped on the top, … Continue reading Back into the unknown and still the records keep falling!
Thursday 1st June Day 20 - 16 days cycling Lacanau to Biscarosse Plage: 83.7km 400m Climbed 4hr 32′ (plus two hours waiting for a ferry!) Total Distance 907km It was a glorious day today and this has become my new favourite section (despite a minor drawback). My mouth was a bit dry … Continue reading A Day of Two Legs