Off to Paris....

AnneW

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Have a good 'un!

We cycled London to Paris in June and it was great :thumbsup:
 

AnneW

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Stockie I am doing it in September with global adventure and with my mate. How difficult is it?
Stockie I found it quite a bit easier than the C2C as there are no really big hills. Bear in mind I'm 48 and not thin (overweight and hills are a tough combo!) and I only started cycling about 4 years ago when a friend persuaded me to do the Manchester to Blackpool.

The hardest part was getting lost, we had a 38 mile day ahead of us but it ended up being 44 miles, our 44 mile day end up being 50 miles that kind of thing. Though looking back afterwards that somehow adds to the fun.

I'll definitely do the London to Paris again :thumbsup:
 

Stockie

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Thanks Anne. Quite spooky as I got into cycling last year when my friend got me to do Manchester to blackpool lol.glad to know it's not to many big hills as I have had plenty of them around chesterfield.
 

AnneW

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Snorri my plan (well hope!) is to do JOGLE in 2014. I have a lot of training to do as I currently couldn't do 60-80 miles a day for that long. I could do with suggestions about what to try next year. I'm tempted to just get over to France and see where we get to but without a fixed end point each evening I might just wimp out at 40 miles every day.

Sorry John, didn't mean to hog your post.
 

AnneW

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Trikeman loved reading about your trip. I really should write ours down before we forget it all and you've given me a nudge in that direction, plus I've said I'll pass some info on to another CC member, so all the more reason. We used the Donald Hirsch site as a base with changes added by my friend's gps to take out some of the hills (I am a wuss).
 
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john xyz

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Well we're back....thanks for your interest. I'm just starting a blog with diary and pics - should be up in couple of days.

Alex...son's bike is a Dunlop full suspension... sub £100! Mine, a Kona front sus 2004 mountain bike. Hybrid tyres, raised handlebars and sprung saddle.
Cycled 252 miles from Margate via Calais, Amiens, Beauvais, Versailles. Wretched hills first 2 days, quiet roads 90% of the way.

Wild camped 2 nights, cheap hotel one night, and campsite one night on the way. 3 nights at Bois de Boulogne campsite when in Paris.

Anyone know how to plot the route on a map like we often see on here (no GPS gadgets wedre used)?
 
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