My first cycle tour starts in France on the 1st September. I arrive at Brive La Gaillarde on 1st September and depart from Bordeaux on the 19th September. I don't have an exact route in mind but will prob head south from here via Rocomadour and Quercy National park. Will then horseshoe back up to Bordeaux. I'm thinking 50 miles a day is realistic. I'm going to have at least 5 rest days over the 18 days. So there's potentially 600 miles worth of cycling to do. Any general tips for a first tour welcomed.Or just a chat about cycling in France. Other than clothing, tent, stove, toileteries, tools anything I should be taking anything less than obvious?