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Day 37 – Ceremonial Handover in St Andrews, Part 3

We headed in our teams along North Street towards St Salvator’s Chapel and Quad, where the University flag was flying high. The rogue pedestrians and cars reversing out of parking spaces aside, the road was closed, and bystanders lined the … Continue reading

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Day 37 – Ceremonial Handover in St Andrews, Part 1

The first task of the day was collecting and emptying the support van.  Despite Neil’s best efforts at cleaning and tidying it, around 8 weeks and 3 countries worth of stuff had been accumulated and tucked away in the corners. … Continue reading

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Day 6 – Handover in Le Boulou from Team 1 to Team 2, Wednesday 14th August

After a delightful breakfast with Team 2, Gestion Verte, Jim and I headed up the hill to help Team 1 to pack their bike boxes for the flight home.  Roy and I took out shares in bubble wrap, whilst Jim … Continue reading

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Day 5 – Calonge, Spain to Le Boulou, France, Tuesday 13th August, Part 3

We crossed border control and waited in a café on the outskirts of Le Boulou.  Another puncture later, and the team arrived, a little bedraggled.  I think this must have been how they all felt. Then we entered Le Boulou … Continue reading

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Day 5 – Calonge, Spain to Le Boulou, France, Tuesday 13th August, Part 2

We left the Golf de Roses (Gulf of Roses) and headed for Pals, where we took in a market and had perhaps the best (and cheapest) coffee of the trip in a sidewalk café. We headed for lunch in Perelada, … Continue reading

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Day 5 – Calonge, Spain to Le Boulou, France, Tuesday 13th August, Part 1

This morning we were shown the official start of the fishing boats in Sant Antonio de Calonge by the porter at our hotel.  At 06.55 they gather in a line, like the start of a race, awaiting the signal.  Then comes … Continue reading

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Day 4 – Santa Susanna to Calonge, Monday 12th August, Part 2

Sadly, after a descent comes yet another climb. Then lunch in Sant Feliu de Guíxols, which was a little more relaxing. After that, we were inspired to try a little alternative cycling photography. Neville had just wiped the floor with … Continue reading

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Day 4 – Santa Susanna to Calonge, Monday 12th August, Part 1

Day 4 was the hilliest day by far.  Sant Boi de Llobregat had nothing on it. After traversing the sea of tourists and confusing one policia local by being on a mobile phone in the passenger seat (which she expected to be … Continue reading

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Day 3 – Sant Boi de Llobregat to Santa Susanna, Sunday 11th August

The route for one of the shorter days: Sunday morning was quiet in Barcelona, and Gaudi’s creation, La catedral de la sagrada familia, still unfinished despite decades of work, was the first stop of the morning on Day 3. It is … Continue reading

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Day 2 – Montbrió del Camp to Sant Boi de Llobregat, Saturday 10th August, Part 2

This may have been a shorter day than yesterday, but it was about to get tougher. So they readied themselves. After lunch on the promenade and most of us taking either a swim or a quick paddle in the sea, … Continue reading

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