INTRO It started with a talk about walking the Penine Way with my dad, then to cycling Lands End to John O'Groats, and then to a cycle across France coast to coast. The three of us had pimped our bikes and invested in wooly jumpers and the moment had arrived. We were on the boat to St Malo...
What follows is the journal of the ride seen from our saddles. It hopes to be informative to those who dare, and reflective for those who like the highs and lows of the human story. Each day has a detailed google map of the route we took, pics, contact details of the place we stayed, and of course the journals of Liz, Mal and Nix. Oh and when we calculate our daily speed we're basing it on the length of the complete day with our breaks - this was a challenge with no time for long lunches or relaxing strolls on cycling days.
Portsmouth ferry terminal
Key stats: 3 bods, 3 bikes, 14 days cycling, 2 days resting, 85 hours in motion, 29.1 mph top speed, 1134-1173 km/705-729 miles