Travelsonabike2 France Wednesday 22nd-May-2019

Garry McGivern Travelsonabike2 is cycle touring in France on Wednesday, 22nd-May-2019. Gournay-en-Bray to Les Andelys. 56 miles. And there was me thinking I’d be a good boy today and follow the Avenue Verte, but after nearly 3 hours of going up and down hills, and taking wrong turns, I discovered that I was only about 12 miles down the road from where I’d started, if I’d have gone straight down the main road that is! So after that, I thought balls to following the Avenue Verte, I’m going to go my way!

The abbey in St-Germer-de-Fly

A few more miles down the road, I started to struggle with my leg again! So I decided that it probably wasn’t a good idea to go to Paris! After all, it’s not as if I’ve not been there recently! And let’s face it, I was only really going there to eek the time out that I had left this week!

I think that if I had have gone there I wouldn’t have got home for next Tuesday, when I need to be home!

Fields and church
Some random church I saw as I was bimbling around on the Avenue Verte

Now the annoying thing is, that had I given it some thought this morning, I could have come straight here and only cycled 25 miles! What an idiot!

Because I’m finding it all hard going now, I’ve decided to take 2 or 3 days to get to either Le Havre or Caen and catch the ferry back home from one of those places, I’ll look tonight!

Patterned house
Odd house in Auneuil, where I changed my mind as to where I was going

Got to the campsite tonight and they remembered me! Or rather the computer did, June, 10 years ago I was here apparently!

Grass otters
My neighbour’s for the night

Despite struggling I’m still enjoying myself and would rather be on the road than at home! No offence to Julie, Vicky or any of my friends!

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2 Replies to “Travelsonabike2 France Wednesday 22nd-May-2019”

  1. It’s phenomenal to do that daily mileage with a gammy leg. Can you fill us in on what roads cyclists are allowed on? Hope you can struggle into Caen.
    Best wishes – Malcolm

    1. Drugs that’s how!
      Any road I’d say! No, your not allowed on the motorways (E roads) or some of the upgraded N roads, very much like the UK really.

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