October 5, 2019

Its never over till the fat lady sings 

So the last day ! I could not believe that, on the one hand it had come round so quickly ,yet on the other hand it seemed ages ago that we had left Brescia in the pouring rain.

The morning was  sunny but autumn has definitely arriv...

October 3, 2019

We left Cremona this morning at about 9:30 and there was a distinct autumn feel about the morning. The leaves are dropping ,but the sun continues to shine.

The first 18 miles were on a completely straight road, which  although it was a minor road was very busy. We also...

October 2, 2019

Its great when you have no expectations and are simply blown away .......

Well that has been the case in Cremona on every front. The weather forecast was for rain and thunderstorms, so we have surprised to have had sunshine all day; and I had no Idea that Cremona was su...

October 1, 2019

Trials , tribulations and I am never going to buy a Lamborghini ......

I knew the day was not looking good when the combination lock we used to secure all the bikes refused to open , so Paul B and I had to dismantle the bike securing device I had very carefully made mad...

October 1, 2019

Following the river Po.

I got up and made as much noise as I could in the hope that I would wake up the noisy Italians. The weather looked great again and Paul B had managed to find a bike route along the river Po as an alternative to our route. This proved to be a wond...

September 29, 2019

"We don't want hills and we don't want busy roads"

So this was the first day for the week four crew . Now I am not saying they are demanding but the we don't want hills and we don't want busy roads mantra was coming over loud and clear. however i had promised this was t...

September 28, 2019

Rest days are always a bit odd , you have become used to the routine of getting up and biking , so it actually takes a bit of adjustment. Also rest days signal the departure of friends which is always sad and arrival of new friends which is exciting.

We are sad to see P...

September 27, 2019

"A day of three halves!"

Having taken James Bamboo to the station and said sad fair wells we set off in good spirits. Unfortunately Mac was still unable to ride ,so he and his bike were stuffed into the van!

The first 15 miles were along the flat, which looked on the map...

September 26, 2019

Chianti Country !

After our rest day in Siena we were looking forward to a great trip through Chianti country on smaller roads.

Paul B was up early to get the sunrise for the hotel.

 We were joined again by Anne KP ( sucker for punishment) but unfortunately Mac had been...

September 26, 2019

I have only one thing to say about Siena , if you have not been GO! it is such a wonderful place to visit with a fascinating history and a very interesting community spirit .

We decided ( Thanks to James W. ) to have a walking tour and it was a superb introduction to th...

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