European Bike Ride 2nd-September-2022

Garry McGivern’s European bike ride, Friday, 2nd-September-2022, Le Lac d’Orient to Pont-sur-Seine. 57 miles. Change of plan. I’m not going to Liechtenstein now. I’ve realised that at the speed I’m going, I wouldn’t make it, or rather I would, but I wouldn’t make it back home in time for the twentieth. And my hospital appointment.

I’ve been thinking about this for the past few days. And what clinched it today was having to cycle down the main road with lorries thundering past me, which doesn’t normally bother me. But where I’m struggling a bit, I’ve not got the confidence at the moment. And don’t feel safe.

Man by water
By Le Lac d’Orient this morning

So, the latest plan (subject to change obviously!) is I’m going to follow the Seine to Paris. And then possibly follow it back to Le Havre. Or probably more as likely, leave the Seine and head for Caen. There are no ferries from Le Havre anymore. Or I could always go up the Avenue Verte to Dieppe.

I’m still not going to rush home. I’ll just feel a little happier knowing that I’m closer to the ferries and able to get home easily. Don’t get me wrong. I’m really enjoying being out on the road. I just don’t have the confidence to cycle huge distances as I usually would.

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