French Bike Ride 14th-May-2019

Garry McGivern’s French bike ride Tuesday 14th-May-2019 Saint-Malo to Genets. 55 miles. Well, that was a hard ride today! There’s been a strong headwind all day, apart from maybe the last ten miles! But despite the wind, it’s still been an enjoyable day. It felt good to be back cycling in France, even though I was only here a few weeks ago!

Cycle route sign
The route I’ve been following today

I would say it was nice to cycle somewhere different, but it wasn’t! Well, it was, but it wasn’t different. I’ve cycled this way quite a few times over the years! But it’s been a few years since I last cycled it. It’s funny, but some parts of today’s route were so familiar, but other parts I didn’t recognise at all. Even though I was on the cycle route, which I’m sure I would have followed before.

Man and trees
Along the tree lined cycle paths

I’ve made up my mind about where I’m going, or at least in which direction. I’m going to stick to the coast and follow it for as far as I can get, which might even be Calais. Although that might be a little too ambitious. Basically, I’m going to retrace the route I took on my very first long-distance ride back in 2008.

You can follow my progress by looking at the map on the “Where’s Garry” page. And of course, there are always my social media channels Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. Alternatively, you can subscribe to my blog, where you’ll not only receive my daily updates. But you’ll be the first to hear news on future tours.

2 Replies to “French Bike Ride 14th-May-2019”

  1. Well how many people have done that? That coastal route is a good idea – enjoy it. Even on the Isle of Wight we are getting these late winds – they are annoying. And are you camping at night? I can’t access the comments so I don’t know what your followers are saying. Just as well!

    1. I always enjoy the coast. I saw the forecast and saw that it was the same back home! More strong easterly winds tomorrow I think! Yep, I’m camping, it’s so much easier and cheaper!

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