Horsington’s Chris Bailward set off on Monday on the start of an 1800 –mile “Tour de France”. He will head east to the Alps to tackle the Col du Galibier and Mont Ventoux before heading for the Mediterranean coast and returning home by way of the Canal du Midi and various cycle trails and back roads.
Chris is undertaking this massive ride for fun – so he claims. He does have some previous form. Last year he cycled the 1,000-plus miles from Lands End to John o’Groats without telling anyone. This year he has decided to go public and raise some money for charity. He has chosen the Disasters Emergency Committee, which supports relief work in Nepal and other disaster areas. You can support Chris by donating via his “Just Giving page”. Just click and donate.
Day 1 – to Portsmouth was accomplished in awful weather with numerous punctures and poor treatment by Brittany Ferries
Day 2 Ouistreham- Verneuil-sur-Avre. When last we heard, he was en route, against a strong headwind. Hopefully the weather and his luck will improve.
You can follow Chris’s progress on his blog. and you can go there regularly by clicking on the link in our “Blogroll” on the right.
We are sure you will join us in wishing him the best of luck. We shall report his progress regularly.