France '06

Back in 2003 I cycled the 1,000 (well, 964) miles from Land's End to John O'Groats in 2003 - which turned out to be a wonderful experience and raised £1,500 for Motor Neurone Disease and Multiple Sclerosis.

John O'Groats 2003

Three years later, but apparently no wiser, I decided that I wanted another challenge - cycling from Birmingham to Montpellier on the Mediterranean coast of southern France.

The difference this time was that I knew what I was facing and trained properly for 6 months (losing nearly 3 stones as an added bonus.

Anyway, here's the route:

And the daily diaries:

Day 1 - Birmingham to London

Day 2 - London to Calais

Day 3 - Calais to Amiens

Day 4 - Amiens to Paris

Day 5 - Paris to Cosne-Cours-sur-Loire

Day 6 - Cosne-Cours-sur-Loire to Moulins

Day 7 - Moulins to St Germain Lembron

Day 8 - St Germain Lembron to Marvejols

Day 9 - Marvejols to Montpellier