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Previous entry: Day 5: Villennes-sur-Seine to the Eiffel Tower

Friday, 15 August 2014
Summary of 2014 Ride

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Four of us cycled from East Surrey to Paris, over five days. It was generally a very relaxing ride but we did face some challenges. In no particular order, these were:

  1. Michael was recovering from a surgical operation and had not been able to prepare as fully as he would have liked.
  2. We started off on our trip during the wettest period of the year, just as the tailend of Hurricane Bertha passed over the South East of England.
  3. Our ferry to Dieppe on the second day was delayed by the choppy sea conditions, and we had a relatively long ride to our first B&B in France starting only from Dieppe in the late afternoon.
  4. It being August, most shops and restaurants were closed on the way, and we struggled to find food at the appropriate times of day.

These videos provide some vignettes from the ride, and will hopefully give a good overall impression of our enjoyment thereof.  We followed the Donald Hirsch route from Dieppe to Paris (as were all the other cyclists that we met en route!), while on the first day Michael ably navigated us from East Surrey to Alfriston.

The days are in reverse chronology below. I will put up some information about the 2013 ride (which two of the party did) in due course.

Posted by bigblue on 15/08/2014 at 09:59 AM
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