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Normandy 2023 – Part 10

A training ride and a visit to the Cerisy-la-Salle flea market Sunday 27th August We had another ‘iffy’ weather forecast, so we had no firm plans for today’s activity. However, it seemed to be brightening up, so I got the… Continue Reading →

Normandy 2023 – Part 9

In which we have a non-cycling day Saturday 26th August The weather forecast for today was for showers, heavy at times. So we decided to drive over to Granville and do a few touristy sort of things such as buying… Continue Reading →

Normandy 2023 – Part 8

In which we take the tandem to Utah Beach and ride to the far north of Normandy Friday 25th August Another sunny day! We decided to drive up to Utah Beach https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utah_Beach and drive along the coast to Barfleur and… Continue Reading →

Normandy 2023 – Part 7

In which we have a massive thunderstorm, go for a walk, and I tear round my training circuit. Thursday 24th August We were woken just before 6am by a loud and exciting thunderstorm, made more spectacular by happening in the… Continue Reading →

Normandy 2023 – Part 6

In which we finally have moules et frites at the seaside! Wednesday 23rd August Today was the day we were planning another attempt to ride over to the coast at Pirou-plage. And hopefully have moules et frites. But first, I… Continue Reading →

Normandy 2023 – Part 5

In which we have an easy day, cycling to a noted viewpoint and aiming to stop at a creperie with a view. Tuesday 22nd August I felt a bit tired this morning and decided not to do a training ride…. Continue Reading →

Normandy 2023 – Part 4

In which we tangle with a Komoot route that I hadn’t thought through very carefully —- Monday 21st August The plan for today was to ride over to Pirou-Plage for moules and frites. But first (and after first breakfast) I… Continue Reading →

Normandy 2023 – Part 3

In which we ride to the coast for a picnic and tangle with a route designed using Garmin Connect Sunday 20th August Having slept for a solid 8h I woke feeling pretty refeshed. After first breakfast, I nipped out on… Continue Reading →

Normandy 2023 – part 2

In which we arrive in Normandy, and drive to the coast to kill some time before arriving at the gite. Saturday 19th August As usual I had a pretty disturbed night, as did Carol. We breakfasted in our cabin on… Continue Reading →

Normandy 2023 – part 1

In which we load the car with the tandem and a solo bike, plus all our regular luggage, then travel to Portsmouth for the Ouistreham ferry Friday 18th August It had been 5 years since we last packed for a… Continue Reading →

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