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Day 1 #BBBR12

A very long day so I\’ll not say much…

A 5:30 alarm from the ship, and ready to disembark after a fitful night in an overly warm cabin

Through customs on to a coach and the 2 hour or so ride to Etretat.

Feeling increasingly queasy due to nerves and never ending waiting around. We finally start with a service with local dignitaries and parade outside in the small CWGC section of the churchyard.

Moe waiting over an early lunch, and off. Up 4 miles of steepish undulation. I make it, non stop. A big improvement!

On to ceremonies and more hills and 63 miles later arrive in the hotel. Phew

Highlights.
Saw about 12 punctures. And three lost chains (mine one)
not much rain
Strong head ish winds
Some heroes on handbikes doing amazing things.
Charlie Chaplain on Matt Baker\’s rickshaw
Lots of fellow enthusiasts
Only walked one hill when I missed a gear and simultaneously my calf cramped (must remember to take pills!)

To bed 🙂 Up at 6:30

By P J Bryant

Ramblings of a freelance IT Consultant working for some nice SME's, large organisations, resellers and the usual friends and family! Bit of

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