Archive for September, 2013

Martigny – St Moritz

Day 14 of the tour was another cracker. We started with a lengthy breakfast then our traditional easy run of a little autostrada and then a long run down an amazing valley. Lots of small Swiss hamlets stitched to the valley walls. Ancient fortresses looming over us as we wound our way towards the Furkapass. […]

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Day 13 Grenoble – Martigny

The Route Napoleon yesterday was a very impressive warm up but today we ventured into the Alps with major passes in France, Italy and Switzerland. The day started with a run along the Autoroute to Albertville before heading into the hills and morning pastries in Beaufort. It was then onto the first Col of the day […]

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Cannes – Grenoble

Day 12 and one of the best yet, but then again we all think that everyday. After soaking up the luxury for the past week or so we hit the road today and what a road. The Route Napoleon runs from Cannes to Grenoble through the Haught Provence and it is constantly voted the best […]

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Portofino – Cannes

We had a pretty cruisey day leaving Portofino, lots of time to look around town then an easy run through the tunnels into Cannes. We are staying at The Grand, right on the beach and another of those iconic european hotels. Dinner last night was a brilliant restaurant run by a husband and wife not far […]

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European Tour Days 1 & 2

Day 1 was a long transport stage, leaving Goodwood and heading for the Channel Ferry before dashing north through France and into Belgium. We managed to score the peak hour traffic jam in Brussels before staggering into our hotel in time for dinner. And what a dinner!! Brilliant food, good company and the wine wasn’t […]

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What Makes Goodwood So Special

Melbourne Man and all round nice bloke Bob Minouge (He is the “tosser” with the flat cap, John Lennon Glasses and loose tie) flew a Manx Norton from Melbourne to Goodwood to enter the Barry Sheene Memorial Trophy Race. At 71 Bob is a bit beyond throwing the bike around himself but with the help […]

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Goodwood The Final Day

The final day of Goodwood and the weather turned. Cold and windy with a lot of rain late. It kept the fashion show a little tame as lots of people were wrapped in coats. BUT the cars were as good as ever with some extraordinary racing. The TT which featured 150 million pounds worth of […]

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