Thursday 17th September is approaching fast. On the 17th I will be at Mont Gerbier de Jonc, the source of the Loire, to start the ride down the Valley to the Atlantic. We are now busy planning the details of the ride, which are still subject to amendment, especially making sure of avoiding as many main roads as possible. The route will largely follow the river but not slavishly so. I will be publishing the details of les étapes on Les 5 du Vin before the start.
Young Esme Morris Macintyre (https://www.facebook.com/EsmesAdventure) is my inspiration to cycle the Loire. She raised £1000s for teenagers with cancer before her premature death last year. As I am riding in France I have chosen a French charity – in tandem with Teenage Cancer Trust. My page on Fondation Gustave Roussy is: https://igr.friendraising.eu/jim.budd, for Teenage Cancer Trust it is http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/JimBudd.
Here are a few photos of passing sights during the ride: