About this trip

I cycled France's 'End to End', from St Malo to Nice, during September 2015. My daily posts from the trip are listed to the right.



The route was the one suggested in the 2014 guidebook France en vélo, by Hannah Reynolds and John Walsh. It's one of 'subtle and striking changes in terrain and landscape', which seems very Gallic, especially the bit about striking. (See more about the route from their website.)

Anyway, it's about 1,000 miles, and took around three weeks to ride at my usual leisurely pace. I was camping and – after forgetting half of my tent during one hasty morning pack – staying in inexpensive hotels.

The bike used was my custom-built tourer from Spa Cycles of Harrogate.

You can see where in the world I am right now (probably in my bedroom in York, actually) by visiting me on Facebook.

The messy handwriting font used in some headings in this blog, by the way, is a bespoke one based on my own messy handwriting. Sorry about that.

This trip was part of my long-term project of cycling international End to Ends:

Taiwan 2017  Fuguei to Eluanbi 🚲 370 miles → Blog
France 2015  This blog
Cuba 2015  Baracoa to La Fe 🚲 1132 miles → Facebook posts
Sri Lanka 2015  Dondra Head to Point Pedro 🚲 470 miles → Blog
Scotland 2014  Kirkmaiden to John O'Groats 🚲 460 miles → Blog
England 2014  Land's End to Marshall Meadows 🚲 665 miles → Blog
Isle of Man 2013  Calf Sound to Point of Ayre 🚲 45 miles → Facebook posts (Tim)
N Ireland 2013  Cranfield Pt to Giant's Causeway 🚲 200 miles → Facebook post
Ireland 2011  Mizen Head to Malin Head 🚲 665 miles
Britain 2010  Cape Wrath to Dover 🚲 1050 miles → Blog
Wales 2000  Cardiff Bay to Holyhead 🚲 260 miles
Britain 1997  Land's End to John O'Groats 🚲 1300 miles → Blog

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