The last day of my mini “Road to Nice” and it was already in the high 20s at 8 in the morning. An interesting chat with the bloke helping to serve the breakfasts (if you can call a croissant, piece of bread and a coffee breakfast) about music. He seemed very impressed I’d played at… Read More The Road to Nice – Day 4: June 6th 2015 – Tarascon to Nice
This was the day I was really looking forward to but I approach the bike with a degree of trepidation given the nightmare that was yesterday’s ride. Pulling out of the hotel garage (a hundred yards from the hotel) the Zumo directs me to the left then left again which is what I expected. It… Read More The Road to Nice – Day 3: June 5th 2015 – Le Puy to Tarascon.
Early morning pretentiousness as I’m about to set off… My longest day does not start well. According to the on-board computer I have less than 40 miles left in the tank. I should have filled up yesterday but wasn’t thinking straight. Now I’m 30 miles into the ride and the only petrol station I’ve seen… Read More The Road to Nice – Day 2: June 4th 2015 – Senlis to Le Puy.
Day 1 : June 3rd 2015 : Brighton to Senlis There are a lot of things I’ve done that I swore I’d never do again. One of those is eating andouillettes. If you’ve never had this “delicacy” then you must try it sometime. It’s unlikely you’ll ever do it again unless you’re French maybe. I once ate… Read More The Road to Nice – Day 1 June 3rd 2015 – Brighton to Senlis
The Road to Nice Forty years ago I bought a book in a junk shop in Worcester. The book, published in 1955, was called The Road to Nice by Eric Whelpton. I’ve no idea why I bought it. At that point I had no plans to go to France, didn’t have any transport apart from… Read More The Road to Nice – an introduction
Life is a series of chance happenings and sometimes plans. What might appear to be the most inconsequential decisions can turn out to be very important and major decisions may have little immediate impact. When I lived in Worcester a friend called at my flat one Friday after work wondering if I fancied a beer… Read More Welcome to “Had The Weather Been Different”