My parents (Ken & Rosemary) are without doubt lovers of the great outdoors and have always been up for a challenge, must be where I get it from.
Always looking to push the bar in terms of Fixed Gear road riding it was suggested, probably after a few to many post ride on a Tuesday night, that this year’s 400+ mile France tour should be done on our track bikes. With no one willing to back down from the challenge, this is exactly what we set about doing.
Following the success of our 2012 tour de Normandy we decided a second trip to France sounded like a great idea. As well as myself (Ben), Andy and Will we were also joined this year by our friend Luke. Given how hot it was last year, causing some extreme dehydration and mild delirium, we figured going slightly earlier in the year would yield us some slightly more pleasant cycling conditions (mistake) and so we set out during the Easter holidays on the 5th April 2013.
You know how it is. Your in your local pub with a couple of your mates and after a few (to many) beers you decide it would be cool to do a big bike trip. Well that was a while ago now and and what with the summer finally turned up its time to put our drunken plan into action. France here we come!