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Finishing Lionheart at the Fontevraud Abbey

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It would have been possible to go more directly from Amboise to Fontevraud but most of the group opted to visit the historic and pretty town of Chinon, hence the significant deviation you can see in the map above. I’ll talk more about that later.

We left later than we normally would because Francesca had arranged for us to have a sit-down meal at a restaurant on the banks of the Loire River.

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Gilly-Les-Chateaux to Veselay

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Great riding through uncluttered French countryside Today was a gorgeous ride. Rolling countryside, towns scattered along the route, cooler weather than we’ve been having and generally quiet roads (albeit with a greater mixture of good and not-so-good surfaces than we’ve been experiencing) providing a sense of moving through the landscape. It’s the sort of cycling […]

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Rest Day in the Heart of Burgundy

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Biking in the Bourgogne Last night Bruno put on the table an offer to have a very easy tour around the vineyards we are situated amongst here in Burgundy. A completely relaxed pace, commentary on the area, coffee … it sounded great and most of our group opted to take up Bruno’s lovely offer. Here’s […]

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Momentum

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~ a solo excursion of great joy ~ “Rollin’ rollin’ rolling” and, oh! “what a difference a day makes“ After quite a tough day in the saddle yesterday with lots of elevation and heaps of heat, today was a pearler. A good bit of distance and not a lot of elevation but some fun little […]

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Survival Cycling in the Furnace

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Eguisheim to Villersexel This will be a short blog post. Dianne and I rode together in stinking hot conditions and didn’t stop much for photographs: our goal was to try to minimise the amount of time we’d have out in the hot conditions. More on that soon. First up here’s a look at the map […]

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Across the Rhine and into France

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Bräunlingen to Eguishem The day’s stats at a glance ~ distance: 117 kms total ascent: 1210 metres I’m sorry. But it’s just too late in the piece for me to contemplate a full and proper description of today’s magnificent ride. A bare bones description will have to suffice but hopefully the photos will adequately compensate […]

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Trying to Beat the Heat to Bräunlingen

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Lindau to Bräunlingen The day’s stats at a glance ~ distance 130 kms total elevation gained: ~ 1000 metres Breakfast I thought breakfast was actually worth mentioning as it was one of the highlights of the day. We ate out in the square that fronts our hotel in sublime conditions. I thought Michael and Louise […]

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Riding to Fairy Castle Land

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Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Neuschwanstein The day’s stats at a glance: distance: 64 kms total ascent: 825 metres Today we rode down a hill, up a hill, past a lovely lake (Plansee) and down another hill. We didn’t have any of the tortuous gradients of the past few days, just enough to make the legs work a […]