St Jean de Losne to St Claude

Brutal. That’s the word that sums up Thursday. This is where the biking starts to have a bit of a sting in the tail following on from some nice jaunts through rural France. The day started in the usual way with packing up our camping spot and eating my pot of porridge. Luckily Dizzy the…

Montbard to St Jean de Losne

So the journey south east towards Chamonix continues and it’s Wednesday 18th May. Having left home in Pontypridd on Monday 9th May I’m well and truly into my second week of biking and things are going pretty well. There are so many words I could use to describe the trip so far. Here’s a handful…

Sens to Montbard

So, day 7 in the saddle and not your ordinary Tuesday. Is it Tuesday? I think so….time is starting to blur a bit at the edges. We packed up from the campsite in Sens in the sun and luck was on our side as it stayed dry all day. The mornings are a bit chilly…

Paris to Sens

I’m on the road again for day 6 of cycling, after spending two days in Paris with the Cardiff Dragons women’s football team at a tournament. What a brilliant weekend. I can’t say it was restful as we had to be at the pitch by 830am on Saturday, plus the standard of football was outstanding…

Gisors to Paris

Another eventful day on the road as I headed to Paris from a town called Gisors… Waking up at the campsite was so lovely and peaceful. The promise of an overnight electrical storm didn’t materialise thankfully. It’s was a foggy morning and a bit cool. Nice cycling weather. Not too hot not too cold. I’d…

Dieppe to Gisors

Helloooooo! Ali and BikeyMcBikeFace reporting in on Thursday after another day of pedalling through France. So we boarded the 11pm ferry to Dieppe and managed to catch a few z’s on the way. It was mildly difficult as all the way there the ship was beeping its horn. It was only when we woke as…

Southampton to Newhaven

WOW!!! What a day. I’m currently lying on the floor in the cab of the Mirror Image support van waiting for the overnight ferry from Newhaven to Dieppe. It’s been a very long and tiring day. I set off from Southampton around 830am ish and dropped Justines house key off to her in the city…

Bath to Southampton

So I made it to Bath and had a great sleep in my little single bed. Bikey McBike Face was safe overnight in the pub cellar and I had my fix of ready made porridge first thing Tuesday morning. I was awake at 7am and pottered about re-packing my bags. I felt pretty good which…

Pontypridd to Bath

I’m already realising that there are lots of decisions to make on this ride. As I set of from Ponty on Monday 9th May I’d already decided not to leave from Cardiff as getting there for a morning departure would have been difficult in rush hour traffic. So off I went from my doorstep. Then…

Le Grand Depart

Less that 24 hours to go and I’m all packed. I’m feeling good and I’m ready to set off now. Well not literally now as I’m really comfy on the sofa, but tomorrow morning. I’ve got a bit of a dilemma to figure out. Even though I’ve been super thorough with planning (yes I even…

One week to go

The countdown has officially begun. Just seven days left until I set off on my bike adventure from Cardiff to Chamonix and I’m feeling good. Training has gone well and I’m mentally ready for what’s coming up. I’m under no illusion that this ride is going to push me to new physical and mental limits,…

One month to go

It’s Saturday 9th April and there’s one month to go until I hit the trails on my way to Chamonix and I’m feeling overwhelmed. The sponsorship support I’ve received so far has been fantastic and I’ve just reached 57% of my £1000 goal. To be honest I thought that raising £1000 was a bit ambitious, but…