Day 3, the meaning of headwind
Written by Stephen Brooker
Slightly less triumphant progress on day 3 as well learning the meaning of "head wind".
Today's guest author Lisa Bradley
Slightly less inspiring countryside and strong head winds held back their record breaking progress but the Walsingham Wheelers forged ahead up some very steep initial climbs and across the agricultural plateau.
The Wheelers ended their day in Beauvais admiring the truly stunning cathedral and got to the hotel just ahead of the rain despite our most experienced and most colour co-or donated cyclist holding everyone up by failing to properly maintain his tyres and having 2 punctures.
Following yesterday's near miss with a carelessly directed muck spreader, we learned that you get very little warning on French auto level crossing and nearly had Rob plastered over the front of a passing train. Unperturbed by this near miss, Rob later played 'poulet' with an oncoming bus. Tufty Squirrel has been notified.
Despite the rain and wind JV and I kept up moral by singing classics such as Never gonna give you up, I've had the time of my life.. I have to say JV Has a beautiful voice to the hard of hearing..Tomorrow it's songs from grease.
With sponsorship still coming in to the justgiving website the Walsingham Wheelers have now raised 125% of their target and are approaching the £4,000 mark - thanks very much to all our sponsors.
A few beers now, ease away the aches and pains of another successful day of cycling in France.