Monthly Archives: August 2013

Day 23 – Forest-Montiers to Boulogne-sur-Mer, Saturday 31st August

The last (official) day! We set off well fortified by breakfast, cooked by the dressing-gown clad ex-aristocrat (?) who ran the château where we stayed, and swept out of the gates in style with tyres crunching over the flinty stones. … Continue reading

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Day 22 – Froissy to Forest-Montiers, Friday 30th August

Day four was a mixed start for the team. The accommodation was amazing – a pristine little château in the middle of idyllic French countryside, very nice hosts, and everyone got good rest. Apart from me. I was dreading the … Continue reading

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Day 21 – Paris to Froissy, Thursday 29th August, Part 2

In true TRECC style, day three began with a hearty cooked breakfast.  This was a much deserved start to the day after the events of the night before which featured the (temporary) loss of a team member in central Paris, … Continue reading

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Day 21 – Paris to Froissy, Thursday 29th August, Part 1

  T.R.E.C.C. did make it to this side of the Channel, but unfortunately suffered from a lack of internet in Northern France and a little too much driving on the M6.  They are now safely back home, having handed over … Continue reading

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Meanwhile in The Mixed Bag (Team 5)

Leg 5 – Dover to London. The preparation. So it’s 06:15 and my alarm clock’s just gone off.  After many months of planning and preparation this is it! After an unsettled night of mentally checking kit lists (spoke wrench – … Continue reading

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Day 20 – Provins to Paris, Wednesday 28th August

Day 2 was going to be our longest day – 70 miles from Provins into Paris. The day started with a little tester, a short sharp hill climb up ‘Le Rue d’Enfer’ (the road of hell) to get us up … Continue reading

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Day 19 – Troyes to Provins, Tuesday 27th August

Day 1 – “De l’aube à l’Aube à Provins” TRECC got off to a splendid start on day one. Spinning leisurely out of Troyes and into a lovely countryside made even more idyllic by the early morning fog draping the … Continue reading

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Day 18 – Handover in Troyes from Team 3 to Team 4, Monday 26th August, Part 3

We then adjourned to The James Joyce Pub – Joyce’s residence in Troyes while working on an early draft of Finnegan’s Wake appears to have been overlooked by scholars – where the third member of TRECC joined us and where traditional Troyes … Continue reading

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Day 18 – Handover in Troyes from Team 3 to Team 4, Monday 26th August, Part 2

The handover from Team 3 to Team 4 was scheduled for Monday 26 August, but events conspired to time-shift it. The arrival of TRECC (Team 4) was protracted: the first two members got to Troyes on Saturday evening, set on … Continue reading

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Day 18 – Handover in Troyes from Team 3 to Team 4, Monday 26th August, Part 1

We had a celebratory hand-over dinner with Team 4, and rather merrily,  wished them the best of luck before retiring giggling and street-rugbying to the tent for a well deserved night’s sleep! This has been an amazing experience, and although … Continue reading

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