Today’s ride is sponsored by Logic Fire and Security.

Entrevaux – Sannes

So after a relatively early night by our standards, we set off at about 9am heading for Sannes. The weather was pretty dull and the cold breeze was sharp so we all layered up in the hope of a bit of sun later on.

We started with a 14 mile climb which after a bit of a warm up was actually quite pleasant, and managed to knock 45 miles off before we stopped for food and drink. It seems at this time of year though that France is actually shut, with no bars or restaurants open so a bag of bread and meats was on the menu, followed by cake.

After lunch we set off again for another 25/30 miles before a quick coffee stop in a bar that was actually open. After that was the last stretch home which albeit hilly, was very pleasant. In the end we managed to average 16mph, while climbing 6,000ft which is higher than Ben Nevis, so we’re all quite happy with that.

We got back to the campsite that we couldn’t get in until 5 so we all had a coffee (beer), and played with our mascot Lola until we could get in and Kayleigh made a cracking dinner. So a fairly straightforward day for us guys, early (ish) nights all round in preparation for our first 100+ miler tomorrow.

– Paul