Monday, 14 March 2016

C2C day 5: Valence to Aix - my ride 240km


Had the luxury of an extra hour lie in this morning 'til 545. Managed to get to breakfast and then headed out for what promised to be a great day.

On the ride we enjoyed another sunny day through some really tough hilly terrain as the middle of France gave way to the south. This morning we were passing a few more farms full of 'donkeys and ducks' but by the end of the day it was lavender, olive trees and vineyards as far as the eye could see. We saw some amazing villages with castellated walls and churches high on defensive outcrops. We finished the ride - after 8.5 hours riding time by descending the Luberon valley!!

A great evening tonight celebrating the great work of Coram. 

I am sunburned, my legs hurt everywhere and there is nothing to say about the 'saddle region' that's printable!

Tonight we have our last dinner before our final challenge of the 171km tomorrow.... Please god don't let the wind turn against us!

A demain.


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