Cycle Touring France 4th-May-2023

Garry McGivern Travelsonabike2 is cycle touring in France Thursday, 4th-May-2023. Quimper to Morlaix. 59 miles. I seem to be getting good at doing around the sixty-mile mark each day. Today wasn’t the best of days. In fact, it went from bad to worse. But in a strange way, I’ve rather enjoyed it, which I can’t quite believe I’m saying.

I was woken early by the sound of rain, but thankfully it had stopped when I went to pack up and leave. As soon as I left camp, I cycled up some ridiculously steep hills. And that was to get out of Quimper. Things didn’t improve much even after I’d gotten out of the city, so I gave up following the app that took me down the country roads and took my own route following the main roads. Although they were still hilly but at least they weren’t as steep.

Just before midday, I reached the town of Pleyben, and the rain started. And it didn’t stop all day, or at least not long enough to really notice. It was just as well I was following the main road; I wouldn’t have been able to follow my phone. Those touch screens are useless in the rain.

From Bad To Worse

Not only was it raining, but the wind had also got up. It was making for a very unpleasant ride. And then things got even more unpleasant. I don’t know what I had, but whatever it was wanted to come out of me pretty quickly. I quickly had to find a bush and made it in the nick of time. As I said, I don’t know what it was, but I’ve been fine for the rest of the day.

Viaduct
Morlaix viaduct

Then to top the day off, tonight’s campsite was closed. And that was after cycling two miles uphill to get there. So I came back down to Morlaix and stopped at the first hotel I saw. But like I said earlier I’ve enjoyed today, apart from getting caught short that is.

To see where I spend each night, and the route I’ve taken on this tour, visit the Where’s Garry page. You can also follow my progress on social media Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Pinterest.

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