Category Archives: Team 3 – Ever to Excycle

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 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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Day 17 – Aisey-sur-Seine to Troyes, Sunday 25th August

The final day!!!! After an abrupt halt to yesterday’s cycling we had almost DOUBLE the amount of milage to cover today; 126km with our motto being “stay safe, or get in the van!” Fortunately, the weather was cool with a … Continue reading

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Day 16 – Premaux-Prissey to Aisey-sur-Seine, Saturday 24th August

Captain’s blog.  Day 4. Taking le piscine. We awoke this morning to the pitter-patter of HAIL STONES. Torrential hail and rain blasted us from the second we left the tent. No sooner had we left the campsite when the thunder … Continue reading

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Day 15 – Pont-de-Vaux to Premaux, Friday 23rd August

Captain’s blog. Day 3. The midway point. Now coming to grips with the early starts, team Ever to Excycle would have been excited to be getting up and taking on a new day had it not been for the children’s … Continue reading

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Day 14 – Lyon to Pont-de-Vaux, Thursday 22nd August

Day 2 for Team 3. Happy Birthday EMMA!!!  It’s not every birthday that starts with a 5.45am cycle at sunrise through beautiful Lyon along the riverbank! Today’s adventures began with the misleading dimensions of a map to a point leader … Continue reading

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Day 13 – Tain l’Hermitage to Lyon, Wednesday 21st August

As the only fully student team, Ever to Excycle we were keen to demonstrate what St Andrews students could do! However, a few unfortunate events proved testing to these budding academics. Unfortunate travelling events, such as one of the bikes being dragged … Continue reading

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