From Caen to Cannes ~ Channel to the Med ~ 2013

A great account, with terrific photos, of our trip across France for which I was white-van-man.


From Saturday 31st August to Sunday 15th September, CTC Holidays’ Caen to Cannes cycle tour moved slowly but relentlessly south from the Channel port of Ouistreham to Cannes on the Cote d’Azur. Tour Leader, Bob Norton, his wife, Georgina, Ian Macsporran, our support vehicle driver (and occasional cyclist) and George Brockbank, nobly taking up the rear, ably guided twelve of us along Bob’s 826 mile route.

Here we are at the Pegasus Bridge just north of Caen, where we had our first breakfast.

It’s possible to see how the weather treated us from the photos and, frankly, it was pretty amazing most of the time. Following a really hot spell as far as day 8 (south of Issoire), we had a couple of drizzly days, with a brief spell of harder rain before it all cleared up and we enjoyed near perfect conditions for the rest of the trip. Only…

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