We did the Première Manche - the first round - of A Travers riding across France from Dieppe to Marseille in the summer of 2009, and it was the original inspiration for this blog. The plan to put the 'band back together again' for another go in 2013 for the second installment fell on stoney ground, with life just getting in the way for too many of us, much to our disappointment. However, our enthusiasm for the bike remains undimmed, and so I'll keep posting my thoughts on the diverse and beautiful facets of the sport regardless. But there's bound to be another big 'adventure ride' coming soon - quite possibly in Italy - so potentially a name change too: Attraverso l'Italia in Bicicletta anyone?



Monday, 23 February 2009

We got it!

OK, I might work in IT, but there's the rub: I work.

Jamesy, on the other hand, despite a high-powered job in Project Management, two kids and a level of fitness described (in Sean Yates parlance) as 'stomping', still has time to fathom out how to do this: get the Google Earth flythrough of the Ventoux stage into the blog. He tells me it takes ages to get the thing to 'cook' for each stage, but that's good. It'll mean he's got less time for training. Welcome to my world.