Posted by: pedallingpaul | July 16, 2010


Why is it when you’re tired you give each other nicknames? I’m now with Two Scoops, Support and Bambi!
It’s a tough day with several casualties – the worst being a split scrotum!!!
Ps. French countryside looks great.
Posted by: pedallingpaul | July 16, 2010

Friday Morning

Another tough 90 miler today! En route to Alencon . Aching. But moving.

Posted by: pedallingpaul | July 16, 2010

Thursday’s Summary

Yesterday was as good as it gets on a bike.

81 miles of the most beautiful countryside. No major incidents…other than a wasp sting and a burst blood vessel in the leg.

Daily stats…4957 calories burnt ….only calories in were of the grape variety.

Posted by: pedallingpaul | July 15, 2010


Posted by: pedallingpaul | July 15, 2010

This is the Life!

This is definitely my favourite ride.
The chateaux. The river. Lunch stop at Samur. Nice weather. No time to worry about the knee! This is the life for me!
40 miles in today. Feeling strong and anjou rose is cold…love it.
Next stop Tours…… 
Posted by: pedallingpaul | July 15, 2010

Thursday Morning

After yesterday’s incident I look more like Blotchy Bill than Pedalling Paul!

Anyway, I was up at 5 this morning to fix the bike! I’m still bruised and sore but hey ho.

Update of stats for yesterday:

  • Miles cycled = 98
  • Calories burned = 5770
  • Punctures sustained = 1

Today will be better as it’s the Loire Valley. Flat and scenic??

Posted by: pedallingpaul | July 15, 2010

Big Man Fails in Somersault Attempt

We are receiving reports that yesterday (Wednesday) a  big man, cycling somewhere in the region of Northern France, attempted an ambitious 360 degree somersault whilst mounted on a bike and driving into a ditch.

The man, believed to be Paul Edwards, Battery Sales Manager at Redditch based Steatite Ltd, sustained some damage to his bike, cuts to his arm and leg…and a bruised ego. The ditch appears to have survived the impact unharmed.

Bystanders who witnessed the incident commented that fortunately, the ditch was full of plants and shrubs that cushioned the man’s fall. Unfortunately, most of these were of the stinging nettle variety.

The man, apparantly also known as Pedalling Paul, was unavailable for comment and was last seen cycling towards the vicinity of the Loire Valley, sporting an unusual reddish orange complexion – which we can only assume is from the nettle stings he sustained in the fall.

More news as we get it.

Posted by: pedallingpaul | July 14, 2010

70 Miles Not Out

Calories burnt so far = 3406.

Calories eaten……

……Your guess!!

Posted by: pedallingpaul | July 14, 2010

Admiring the Scenery

Just passed this stunning field of sunflowers.

Posted by: pedallingpaul | July 14, 2010

Progress/Medical Report

Vital Statistics

Mileage to Date
97 miles

Body Update
Back aching. Knee hurts. Bottom sore. Heart pounding. Will power unfaltering. 

Stopped for a croque…this is hard today. 
ETA at Angers – 7pm. 

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