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Monthly Archive for: "July, 2018"
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Beauvais to Paris

Final Day. We have arrived in Paris! The beautiful city of light. Our spell of hot weather broke last night with rain in our last overnight stop at Beauvais for which we were all grateful, so we started our final ride today in a much more pleasant temperature. We had some more rolling hills today […]
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Arras to Amiens via Villers Bretonneux

Day 21. Today was a day many of the Aussies on the tour had been looking forward to as we were visiting Villers Bretonneux and the day didn’t disappoint. The riding was a lot of gentle rolling hills through the French countryside. The “heatwave” continues with the days temperature reaching around 35 degrees although the Garmins […]
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Roubaix to Arras

Day 20. Another warm day was expected today and it did reach around 32 degrees by the time most got in to Arras this afternoon. There was a lot of typical French countryside today, fields full of corn and fresh hay bales. There weren’t too many places to stop for food or coffee along the […]
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Brugge to Roubaix

Day 19. For some today was all about seeing the famous Roubaix velodrome, the scene of so much action in the Paris-Roubaix as well as many Tours de France. We of course crossed our final border into France before arriving in Roubaix which was in itself another milestone for our journey (and a little bit sad […]
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Ghent to Brugge plus Brugge Rest Day

Day 17. The streets of Ghent were much quieter this Sunday morning as we headed out than they were yesterday during Belgium’s national day. We had a very cruisy ride of 55kms today. Coffee stops were optional and really only taken so as to not get to Brugge too soon. The Belgian countryside was as pretty […]
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Antwerp to Gent

Day 16. After some pretty long days we were treated today to a relatively short one at just under 70kms. We left our convent at the extravagantly late time of 9.30am and took the bike paths out of Antwerp. The ride was quite straightforward apart from a street of particularly nasty cobblestones which rattled bikes, […]
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Gouda to Antwerp

Day 15. At 120km, today was the longest ride we will do on this tour but as usual it was flat and there was no wind so not really too difficult. We rode out from Gouda through small villages and farms, all surrounded by canals, just beautiful. After the first of two short ferry trips we […]
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…and meanwhile at the Birdsville Pub

In amongst all of this exciting European news we have an update from Phil & Susan (previous AllTrails owners) who many of you will know. They are going very well and are on track on their walk up the middle of Australia in the footsteps of Burke & Wills, raising money for the Fred Hollows […]
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Amsterdam to Gouda

Day 14. Stage 2 begins. We headed back out this morning into the organised chaos of the Amsterdam traffic and soon found ourselves in the countryside once again. Today’s riding was absolutely beautiful as we travelled the lovely back roads that wind their way through the small towns and villages. The country is so green and […]
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Rest Day Amsterdam

Day 13. After a bit of a sleep in this morning we headed off on our rest day activity which was a canal cruise and walking food tour of Amsterdam. It was interesting cruising past all the houseboats that quite a few people live on. We even saw a floating playground on a barge. Our […]
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