Garry McGivern’s European bike ride, Friday, 9th-September-2022, Les Mureaux to Les Andelys. 51 miles. What a struggle that was today. Right from the start, there was a strong headwind, and I was also feeling pretty tired after not sleeping very well last night. You’d have thought that a night in a comfy bed with clean sheets would have done the trick, it didn’t. I hardly slept a wink.
I initially started to follow the roads, but with such a strong headwind, I soon found my way back to the “velo a Seine” cycle route for some shelter, which worked well, although, as I said yesterday, it takes you all around the houses.
Fifty miles seems to be my max at the moment. The last fifteen miles of the day were a real struggle. Mind you. It wasn’t helped by the fact that it started to rain. At first, it was just showering, and I sheltered until they passed. But gradually, the showers got more frequent until I relented and put my waterproof’s on and cycled the remainder of the day in the wet.
Very sad news of the passing of Queen Elizabeth II. What a great lady. I was genuinely saddened to hear the news last night. And I thought it was quite fitting they turned the lights out on the Eiffel Tower last night in respect.