Archive for April, 2012

La Première Jour

Sunday, April 29th, 2012
day1.png Day 1 (Saturday 2nd June): Get to France!The only ferry on Saturdays leaves Guernsey at 1:45 and arrives in St Malo at 16:45 (France time) so I guess we’ll have to get on that one.  That means leaving home at 12:30 to allow time to check in etc.  Once in France, it’s a fairly gentle warm-up 20.9km cycle to a seaside town called Le Vivier-Sur-Mer.   This should get us there in plenty of time to get some food and prepare for a hard day’s cycling on Sunday. We’ve booked a room at Hotel Le Bretagne


Planning a route

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012


We’ve started planning our route now – I ordered some maps online today so when they arrive we can work out exactly where we should go and what we can achieve each day – we think we’ll go roughly this way:


A Challenge

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

If you don’t know, we lost John to pancreatic cancer very suddenly towards the end of last year.  Did you know that pancreatic cancer is the 5th deadliest cancer but it only receives 1% of all cancer research funding?  Or that survival statistics haven’t improved at all over the last 40 years (barely 4% will survive 5 or more years). We’ve decided that more needs to be done to stop others from suffering the same kind of loss.

We are going to cycle from our house in St Peter Port Guernsey and we’ll stop at the top of the eiffel tower. We’ll take the ferry from Guernsey to St Malo and then cycle to the bottom of the eiffel tower before climbing the 1710 steps to the top.  Around 280 miles (450km) in all. We leave on the 2nd of June and estimate the journey will take us 5 days.  We’ll update with full journey details as we work out the route we’re going to take.

We are funding the trip ourselves, but hoping for some sponsors – every penny they donate will go to Pancreatic Cancer UK.  Will you help?