Mimizan > Zaragoza

As is typical with British athletes (not that I consider myself an actual athlete, but I’ll draw analogies nonetheless), I made a strong start, with a confidence and belief that had everyone fooled, made it past the half way point, got further than ever before…and then crashed out! Call me what you will – Tim […]

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Days 4-5: Loose Screws

Tours > Poitiers Poitiers > Angoulême Thanks to a bit of research on the rules of carriage on French public transport, I knew that the leg between Tours and Poitiers on Saturday would be my only opportunity for the next two days to ‘let the train take the strain,’ as my cheesy father would say. […]

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Days 1-3. Portsmouth to Tours

Portsmouth > Ouistreham > Gacé Gacé > Roëze-sur-Sarthe (near Le Mans) Roëze-sur-Sarthe > Tours 3 days, and around 300km in. I wouldn’t exactly say ‘so far, so good’ but I can’t really complain as I brought it all on myself! Although I’d originally planned to cycle down through the UK, when I unexpectedly obtained Eurovision […]

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Wildlife on the Waterways

“Just GO GO GO, don’t stop – and hit it with your paddle if you have to”. This was recently shouted to my friend Nems and I on a canal in London, and was a surprisingly effective way to bring out a speed and confidence in paddling that we never knew we possessed. The ‘it’ […]

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