Cycling in France: Part III

Our heads foggy and bodies tired, we were sad to leave our lovely hosts in Blois. Gothic churches, their spires piercing the grey sky, provided an impressive backdrop to the wild river Loire. Flooded in many places, we were forced to leave the path and took a longer route to Château de Chambord. An imposing, […]

Cycling in France: Part II

The flaked sign of Maison de Refuge swung eerily in the wind as I walked up the path to the door, passing broken plastic chairs sprawled across the unkempt lawn. I knocked on the door, apprehensive of who, if anyone, would open. We were in desperate need of tools to fix Hayley’s brakes, but the […]

My First Pedal Strokes in France

Days become so much longer on the road that it’s hard to know where to begin to describe our first days in France. Arriving on Saturday we followed roads lined with fairytale trees and through muddy farms to our first hosts in Brix, a quiet village near Cherbourg. Here, we were welcomed openly by Jerome […]