Friday, 7 June 2013

French Revolutions

Today's blog comes from my colleague, and fellow Arc to Arch cyclist, Steffan Groch. I hope you’ll tune into our blog updates throughout the Arc to Arch event. You can support our endeavours, and these great charities, or contact Hilary Garrett ( / 0161 603 5000) to hear more about our corporate sponsorship packages.

After what seemed an endless series of queues and briefings yesterday Tean DWF concluded the evening at the aptly named 'Pari's Cafe'. Dunc was first to depart so Robin and I made it our mission to ensure Choppy Chaplin only had one beer before hitting the sack. Mission accomplished. 

I personally then spent most of the night thinking "when am I actually going to fall asleep?". This blog was partly written listening to the sleeping rhythms of Mr Watt.

Breakfast in the Ibis was then followed by an emotional reunion with our bikes....sad I know. Fellow cyclists out there will know the feeling of anxiety you feel knowing your bike has been cared for by another during long distance travel. #controlfreak

Choppy Chaplin is right when he described me yesterday as a coiled spring. Could not wait to hit the French roads. Rode for most of the day with a former pro cyclist who won stages at the Tour de France and the Giro D'italia. We rattled along nicely....although he made me work hard.

Any charity bike ride is meant to be fun yet challenging. It was mostly the former even though temperatures today reached 29degrees Celsius! Team DWF, comprised predominantly of northerners are now sporting true cycling tan lines with beetroot red faces. Not a pretty sight.

We're now off to dinner and will resist the temptation to drink anything alcoholic....more news on that tomorrow.

As Craig said yesterday, please give generously for these worthy charities and to make team DWF feel a little better.

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