Monday, August 14, 2017

Mark and David’s Atlantic to the Med bike trek 201

Mark and David’s Atlantic to the Med bike trek 2017
Total 650k

Narbonne Beach

Challenge completed!
We reached the Mediterranean sea this morning so our 2017 challenge is over. Needless to say, it really was a challenge, determination, grit and a sense of humour were definitely compulsory! Even during the night when, after we had washed our clothes and it started to rain we laughed, even when we awoke to find ourselves once again with a flat tyre we laughed, even with a mistral blowing us to the coast and knowing that on the way back it was going to be hell cycling back to camp , and it was, we laughed! Maybe we are just mad but what the hell it was brilliant and my cycling buddy David was quite simply a star and honestly I wouldn't have finished without him!
To all those wonderful people that pledged money for the dog rescue, a massive thank you! I will of course be in touch with you personally with details about how you can pay or transfer your pledge. Once again thank you. 

Mark and David

A few photos:




Saturday, July 29, 2017

Mark and David’s Atlantic to the Med bike trek 2017




Dear family and friends,
On Monday the 31st of July we will be undertaking the exciting adventure (some say mad!) of riding our mountain bikes fully loaded with camping gear, pots and pans, clothes, snake repellent etc, from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean sea. Our starting point will be the little sea side village of Lacanau Ocean near Bordeaux. We will then follow with a few deviations,(some deliberate some not) the Garonne Canal to Toulouse and then continue down the Canal du Midi to the sea port of Sete, a distance of approximately 600 kilometers! The trip should take us 6 to 7 days so hopefully we should make it back alive and well by Monday the 7th of August.
You can follow our travels via Mark's Facebook page which will be updated every day with photos, videos and posts.
A couple of weeks ago Mark and Michele lost their dear dog, Lady. She lived to a good old age of 15 but had been suffering for some time. It made us think, many dogs are not as fortunate to live such a wonderful life as Lady and so we would like to dedicate this bike trek adventure to her, and hopefully raise some money for our local dog refuge.
All our travel expenses will be covered by ourselves but if you could pledge some cash for the refuge, however small the sum please send Mark an email, a whatsapp, Facebook or text message the amount you would like to pledge. He will of course be in touch with you after the trek.


Many thanks,
Mark and David

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

A good mornings golf

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Not every day you shoot 7 under for 9 holes😀🤘😀 Cheers lads what a great morning.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Out and about on my bike

Fantastic 60k ride with Ron and Clare this morning. A massive climb was rewarded with unbelievable views of the coast line and the blue turquoise Mediterranean sea. Sainte Maxime - La Mole - Rayol - Sainte Maxime