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Day 6: Sainte Bazeille to Toulouse

After a good breakfast, which included a fine selection of preserves made by our charming host, Catherine, we headed out into a cold, bright morning to make our way to the Canal de Garonne, and the veloroute Vers Duex Mers. … Continue reading

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Day 5: Chandonnay to Ste-Bazeille

Wednesday’s journey took us from the manoir in Chandonnay to Jonzac then on via Montendre and Laruscade to the vineyards of Lalande-de-Pomerol, through St Emillion and into La Raole. The day started on fast, busy D-roads but our average speed … Continue reading

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Day 4: Chandonnay to Pons

A cold start this morning but there was a friendly headwind so we made good progress at the start. Despite intentions of an 8am start, we got away from the manoir at about 8:30am. It wasn’t long before Richard needed … Continue reading

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Day 3: Heric to Chantonnay

It’s 11pm local time and I’m writing this post from the Manoir de Ponsay, just outside Chantonnay, 91 miles from our starting point in Heric this morning. We didn’t make the full 100 today, leaving us with a deficit of … Continue reading

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Day 2: St Malo to Heric

After a day on the Brittany ferry dinner was devoured, and it was excellent. A quiet crossing was then rudely interrupted by a 6:45am (5:45am in UK time) know I at the door when breakfast was delivered to our cabin. … Continue reading

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Day 1 of the ride: South Wraxall to Portsmouth

After an impromptu birthday party early Friday evening, and an interrupted night’s sleep with the jet lag still making its mark, I staggered out of bed at 6:30am on April 1st, aiming for a 7:30am start. Richard and I finally … Continue reading

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Two weeks to go: a training ride and a St Mungo’s appeal

It was a rather grey morning in San Francisco today but having ridden only a couple of hours a week for the last three months, I decided that a little training ride for the upcoming South Wraxall to Majorca ride … Continue reading

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A vintage reason to get on my bike again

It’s been a while since I’ve had the time to write on this blog but as my 65th birthday approaches on April 1st  I thought it time to attempt another reasonably challenging ride and to create a record of the experience. … Continue reading

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Too Precious to Ride?

Originally posted on Off The Beaten Path:
Some people wonder whether special bikes can be too precious to ride. They ask me about my bikes: “Aren’t you afraid that it will get scratched?” or “What if you crash it?” or…

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Thanet Silverlight for sale

My Thanet Silverlight is now for sale. For more information, please contact me at bob.jones@pedalitis.com. I will ship worldwide.

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