Today was my (Madeleine’s) first cycle ride in France & it may be my last! The plan was to cycle the short distance of 40kms from Bram to Saissac; the distance no problem, the hill and I say hill because it was just one hill all the way up was a big problem, to my fellow weekly riders at home, Bank Hill has nothing on this! As for words of support & encouragement from Matthew ~ ‘if you can breath you can ride!’ along with ‘you don’t seem as good as you were on your last ride’ ~ the 18kms up hill might have had something to do with that!

After we got home a long walk (much more my style) along the canal to loosen up my legs then a leisurely evening in the garden with a book.