Travelsonabike2 France Tuesday 21st-May-2019

Garry McGivern Travelsonabike2 is cycle touring in France on Tuesday, 21st-May-2019. Pourville-sur-Mer to Gournay-en-Bray. 49 miles. Change of plan and direction! After setting off this morning for Amiens, I found myself on the Avenue Verte!

As I cycled along I ummed and ahed whether or not to stay with the Avenue Verte. I’m starting to struggle a bit with the hills now! My left leg, the one with sciatica is starting to play me up, and it’s got worse as the weeks gone on!

Flowers water hills
What a lovely view to wake up to

I’m hoping it’s only a temporary thing, and will be fine once I have my hip replaced properly! I currently have one leg shorter than the other, where the temporary hip has come loose and subsided a bit! Which is what or rather I’m hoping is the problem!

My original plan, or rather my latest plan was to head up to Calais via the Somme.

Path grass trees
The Avenue Verte really was verte

But now my leg is starting to hurt, I don’t particularly fancy coming home via Calais! It’s a hard ride along the coast back to Bognor!

So my current plan (subject to change of course!) is to cycle into Paris and come home via Caen, or Le Havre, but maybe take my time about it all this time!

Grass, hills, sky
Lovely French countryside viewed from the Avenue Verte

I finished early today and am staying in a hotel! The only reason being that I needed to charge my battery pack. Although it’s probably done me a bit of good as I’ve been resting for most of the afternoon, basically being lazy!

Despite the pain in my leg I still had a good day and maybe tomorrow it will be okay!

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2 Replies to “Travelsonabike2 France Tuesday 21st-May-2019”

  1. Well done again Gary, the beauty of cycle touring is that you just follow your own plan, even when it changes every day.

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