Category Archives: Team 2 – Gestion Verte

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 12 – Handover in Tain l’Hermitage from Team 2 to Team 3, Tuesday 20th August

The wonderful rugby women from Team 3, Ever to Excycle, arrived in from their campsite & the walkway was awash with red tops, bikes & chatter. 1513-1613, the second century of the University’s history traversed. The papal bull has been … Continue reading

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Day 11 – Pierrelatte to Tain l’Hermitage, Monday 19th August

The final day arrives – much cooler than the previous ones (only 25 degrees), overcast & with some light rain.  This made cycling the last 65 miles much easier, as did the knowledge that team 3 had arrived at our … Continue reading

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Day 10 – Arles to Pierrelatte, Sunday 18th August

Day 4 for Team 2. A fast run up the main road got us into Avignon in time for second breakfast & we had a (too) quick look at the famous Pont as well as the papal palace (a must, … Continue reading

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Day 9 – Frontignan to Arles, Saturday 17th August

Day 3 for Team 2. This was the day we left the Mediterranean behind and turned north. The day was notable for four contrasting places & eras. First, while it was virtually invisible to cyclists (because of big stands of … Continue reading

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Day 8 – Narbonne to Frontignan, Friday 16th August

Gestion Verte’s first 60+ mile day on the relay! From just outside Narbonne w headed north towards Beziers & more tow paths (this time along the Canal di Midi). A circuitous route on a cycle path that disappeared into a … Continue reading

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Day 7 – Le Boulou to Narbonne, Thursday 15th August, Part 2

From Le Barcarès the team headed north along the coast of the Mediterranean (epic seascapes) to an early rendezvous with the van (& second breakfast & a driver/cyclist changeover). From this point we started our ‘off-road’ trail, following a canal … Continue reading

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Day 7 – Le Boulou to Narbonne, Thursday 15th August, Part 1

Actually, after the handover most of the team set off early to get some miles under their belts before arriving in Le Barcarès later that day while David helped with shuttling Team 1 to the airport in Béziers. The University … 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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