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12 Jun 2011

London to Paris by Bike (Day 2)

We had a sensible breakfast at the B&B and set off for the ferry terminal in Newhaven. After a very long time waiting in the cool morning air we were off for France.

The crossing was uneventful and we arrived on time in the port of Dieppe. We cleared customs and went down the D1 for the start for the "Avenue Vert".

Once we joined the Avenue Vert our problems started. We had head winds almost all the time, it was clear that we hadn't fully recovered from yesterday and I had horrible back pain most of the afternoon. Even though it's a dead flat cycle route, requiring no navigation effort at all, we were travelling slower than yesterday.

After about 40 km we called out in-laws in Normandy for a rescue. Not a good day.