|We made it!!|
Last Sunday(28th July 2013) afternoon, at just gone 5 pm local time we finally made it. After months of planning and careful preparation, not to mention over 350km and 17 hours riding, we rode down the Avenue des Nations Unies and onto the Pont d’lena. Towering above us was our target, La Tour Eiffel. It seemed so much more than three days ago that we’d rolled away from another great icon of another great city, Buckingham Palace.
|Three Days Earlier.....|
Trying to describe the ride in any detail is a pointless task, all I can say it that the three days it took us to ride #London2Paris2013 rank right up there as three of the most enjoyable days I’ve ever experienced on a bike.
This wasn’t just about the ride though, it was the culmination of a challenge that my wife had set for herself some 12 months earlier. It was a challenge that was also taken up by the other members of the group, her sister Tori, and friends Julie and Katie. My role was clear; sort the logistics, carry tools, and act as sort of Directeur Sportif for the duration of the ride. I can only congratulate them on a quite awesome performance, well done to you all.
We decided to try and raise a few pounds for the SevernHospice along the way too, and it’s currently looking like we’ve managed to raise well over £1000. It’s not too late to donate either and you can do so here.
Pictures aplenty were taken en route, and I’ve included some of the better ones.
|Crossing the Thames|
|End of day 1 drinks|
|Anna & Tori on the Pont de Normandie|
|The Team in Evreux|
|One last beer before the Eiffel Tower|
Vive Le Velo