The Adventures of Grandma & Grandpa

One big world, 2 bikes, 6 grandchildren many postcards…


Tour de Manche the End

We  have finally completed the French section of Le Tour de Manche a velo. The 400km trip must go down as the slowest bicycle ride on the route! Leaving St Benoit des Ondes, it was only 11km to our campsite Les Genets just outside Cancale. The weather was miserable, so we stayed put in a… Read More

Hello Brittany Again

If  there was ever a day that can be described as a perfect cycling day, then this was it. Flat, mainly sunny, mostly traffic free and very little wind. So we left Mont Saint Michel behind and headed back into Brittany again. The monument can still be seen for miles behind us, especially on such… Read More

Our Tour de Manche Finale

We’ve been back in England for some days now catching up on our grandparenting duties, so we thought that we would just let you all know how the trip ended up. As you know, we holed up in St Cast for 10 days mainly to escape the bad weather. Thankfully, when we eventually set off… Read More

Still on the Tour de Manche

In case anyone is interested, we are still cycling the Tour de Manche. We are taking a break in the lovely town of Saint-Cast-le-Guildo courtesy of Canvas Holidays in a lovely mobile home equipped with a spacious deck. We reluctantly left the fabulous campsite Minihy and continued on the ever rolling bicycle route towards Erquy.… Read More

Frites on the Tour de Manche

We’re not sure if it’s the air or the hills, but we slept in until 10.30 this morning! Not unusual for me, but unheard of from Jenny. Luckily, we were only going 20km. It was overcast and very muggy as we set off back through Hillion. A lot of today’s ride followed old railway lines… Read More

The Beauty of the Tour de Manche

It’s been a bit boring calling every post of this Tour de Manche cycle trip by numbers. Also, it’s better to try and post regularly, as posts become a bit of we did this, then we did that. So today is all about our 34km ride from Binic to the Pointe des Guettes near Hillion.… Read More

Tour de Manche 5

Firstly, a rant! Not about the cycle ride, but technology. My Gopro stopped working recently because of a corrupt SD card. Now my phone, on which I store videos and pictures has done the exact same thing. Do these products have self destruct? Hopefully, I’ll be able to do some sort of recovery when the… Read More