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, 10 August 2009

Terry's Lunch on the Boat

The ferry trip from Newhaven to Dieppe was 4 hours long, during which time Paul's tortoise Terry needed feeding. We'd all stuffed ourselves with high-carb lunches ready for the ride ahead, and even though Terry's day riding in the support van would be far less strenuous than ours, he still needed to eat something. It obviously fell to Paul to make sure his pet got the nourishment he needed.