Off to France for a week!!

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  1. Jill

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    We're booked onto a night crossing (tunnel) next week. Just me and him :Wink: and the bikes. We don't have a plan as such but don't intend to go too far south as we've only got a week. We did the Normandy landings etc a couple of years ago - can anyone suggest any other 'must do's' in the north west region.

    I quite fancy cycling round Le Crotoy and Abbeville on the cycle routes. We'll be prepared for all weathers (I'm not scared of a bit of rain!):rain:

    Jill
     
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    Hi Jill we stayed at le Crotoy at easter for a night lovely little town didn't have the bike with us but did do a 10mile run along the cycle path and thought it was very nice loads of wild life. I would recommend a night or two at hornfluer aire right next to the town and loads of places to cycle. We then went to Loyat and stayed at local campsite which is owned by a British couple lovely lake that you can walk round or cycle more for mountain bikes though, again though has a cycle track right next to entrance to campsite that goes for miles did a run along this at 6 one morning and it was lovely saw a few squirrels and other wild life.

    Hope your taking the trainers also:Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    wish i could fit in a suitcase, I would stowaway

    hehehehe

    I could do with a holiday

    have fun
     
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    Brugge is set up nicely for bikes and the aire there is very comfortable....Griff
     
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    Beaugancy at the beginning of the Loire Valley has a good aire right on the banks of the river and also next to the cycle way, if you are in that area worth a couple of nights.
     
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    Tregastel - Pink Granite Coast. Click link and zoom into green arrow to see Aire.

    Also - interesting Chateau at Fougeres, with nearby Aire - see green arrow again.
     
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    Hi I second what Carol has said about Beaugency also Sully sur Loire and Briare has nice aires also places to cycle. All along the Loire there's some nice aires ,we went down east of Paris and stopped at Catillon sur sambre canalside aire with cycleway then Geraudot large lake with cycleway then down briare then along Loire . Terry:Cool:
     
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    Awww, thanks everyone can't wait to get the maps out and start plotting a route - they all sound great, we're going to be spoilt for choice :BigGrin:

    Gerry, I haven't run since July due to a 3 year old ankle injury flaring up again :Sad:.
    I sprained it training back in 2009 but it never really healed and we took on a shop in March which has meant a lot more time on my feet. I was told not to run but to be honest it's no better for the rest. I'm waiting on an ultrasound scan and then maybe (another) MRI to see what's happening. I'm seriously thinking of going out again and just doing what i can because I'm really missing it (and all my running buddies):Smile:

    jill
     
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    France,---
    I want to go back---
    No traffic jams--no chip shops--free car parks--more choice supermarkets--60`s type of lifestyle--not too many speed traps--cheap wine--street resturants--
    aires--
    It`s a long time untill next may :cry:
     
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    Just like North Scotland and no language barrier
     
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    Hi Jill
    Sorry to hear about your ankle, have you ever tried Kinesio tape or Levo tape i prefer levo have a look on you tube they have video of how to apply it. I have used it for a sore knee after my physio recommended it and must admit it worked wonders.

    Good luck
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    You could always come and see us :Laughing:...

    brilliant cycling

    'Musée de la pomme & de la poire' is a close neighbour - we're in the centre of Calva country.

    'Voie verte' (Green way/lane) old railway track, fantastic for walking/cycling... goes for miles...

    and free parking etc. of course.

    :thumb:

    PS. We're midway between Mortain & Domfront, 50720
     
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    If you are wanting to visit Abbeville, you should visit St Valery sur Somme and you are not too far from Amiens with its canals and Cathedral.
     
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    Two more sleeps

    Stycr, can you message me your address & phone no. It looks like we're heading for brittany and if time allows would love to meet up.
     
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    Done :thumb:
     
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    Did you get pm? :Smile:
     
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    No, not yet.....
     
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    Sent twice! Ok, here goes:

    0233 613576

    Church square in St.Cyr-du-Bailleul, 50720

    West of Domfront on St.Hilaire-du-Harcouet road.

    Hope you can make it!

    :thumb:
     
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