Day 11 Riete to Monterotondo 45 miles 2850 ft of climbing
September 20, 2019
Day 15 Soulac sur mer to Le Porge
May 7, 2017
On paper today was not going to be great. A poor weather forecast with rain and high winds through out the day and a less than interesting route being flat and straight.
The new team of 16 riders met early and after considerable bike fettling and cramming everything in the van - which was now the fullest we have been we departed .
What a day - talk about under promising and over delivering , the weather got better and better although the wind was an issue . The route took us along the coast and then along a bike track that had a better surface than any U.K. Road . Unfortunately Dawn had a little "trip" and came off her bike so had to spend the rest of the day in the car - hopefully fine to ride today .
Many of the riders did personal bests today @ 61 miles so well done Mike and Bev Harpham , Dawn strange , Jeremy Moll , and especially Ali and Emma who did another 12 miles to get to their hotel - Emma on a bike made from scaffolding poles !
And so another great day on the tour ended in a haze of great fun comradeship and the odd celebration drinkie.
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