Paris Bicycle Tour

July 2008

It was mid-July 2008, and Garry had been home from his first long-distance cycle-ride Bilbao to Bognor for a week now and was already missing being on the road and started to get itchy feet!

Not having a lot of time due to work commitments he wondered where he could cycle that wasn’t too far away and was achievable over a weekend!

Remembering his time in France earlier that month and how much he had enjoyed it, he decided to cycle to Paris and get his photo taken with the Eiffel Tower.

After making his mind up where he was going to go, Garry booked the first available crossing to France; it was a night crossing from Portsmouth to Le Havre.

Garry arrived in Le Havre at 8 o’clock on a Friday morning and immediately started on his ride into Paris.

So as not to worry too much about maps Garry decided to follow the river Seine to Paris!

After Garry achieved his goal of getting his picture taken in front of the Eiffel Tower, he turned around and headed out of Paris! This time going in a northeasterly direction towards Dieppe.

Once in Dieppe, Garry caught the ferry back to England.

Garry was only away from home for four nights and was back at work on Monday! Despite walking in his house in the early hours of the morning!

Total miles covered 336.


Arc De Triompe

Garry’s route

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2 Replies to “Paris Bicycle Tour”

  1. Hi Garry! I envy you that trip along the Seine to Paris. Paris has just introduced a new fleet of hire bicycles to replace the velibs. Some of them are electric bikes. I’ve been kicked out of Gigi’s cafe now. She had a row with a mate of mine and I was included. Tant pis!

    1. Are you sure it was your mate and not you!! Maybe you should go and ask her if you can come back in?
      I’ve been trying to get back to Paris for a while now, but I just don’t seem to have the time. I expect to see you heading off to Paris now they’ve got electric bikes!

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