Archive for October 2013

Not Riding the Gridiron

For the last few years I've cycled over to the New Forest in mid October to ride The Wessex CTC Gridiron ride. I was all set to do this again. I'd entered well in advance, made arrangements to meet clubmates at the ferry, the weather forecast was looking good. Well, it was until the middle […]

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London to Paris – July 2013

Day One – London to Calais After a very enjoyable ride from London to Brussels last year I persuaded the other half of South Cave Road Club to sign up for L2P this year in aid of Action Medical Research. The carrot at the end of the stick was seeing the finale of the 100th […]

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Loches again, cycling (sort of)

A September week in Loches, Touraine, France: cloudless skies, 34° afternoon temperature, quiet roads, empty villages, lovely châteaux, walks, some cycling. Heaven! Loches, Touraine, France Unfortunately our hosts for the past three years are moving on; they have bought the outbuildings of the Château de Chavigny near Chinon and are taking their antique French furniture […]

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