|First day of my first cycle tour. Smell the excitement!|
With the last assignment of my law course now behind me and the final exam itself just one month away, the next item on the calendar is...
An extended weekend cycling with friends in northern France.
|The Fridays On Tour 2014. (C) Andrew Brennan|
(full photo set on Flickr)
This year is the fourth "Fridays Tour", organised by Simon Legg, founder and father of the Friday Ride Night to the Coast. This year is the first that Adam and I have been free -- have made ourselves free -- to join in for the entire duration.
We will travel to Cherbourg on Friday, 22nd May, then spend what promises to be an absolutely idyllic three days awheel, before returning to England from Dieppe on Tuesday, 26th May.
|The Fridays On Tour 2014. (C) Jenny Millington|
We will be staying in hotels and B&Bs but carrying our own luggage. Credit card touring! My favourite way to travel, to be honest.
|Very possibly the view we will have from our room in Bayeux|
I have been looking forward to this trip all winter but now that it is just around the corner, I am overwhelmed with the feeling that this is exactly what I need: a complete change of scene, relaxed cycling (interesting with hints of challenge but not strenuous), with minimal planning or day to day management required. Just turn up and pedal.
I hope to come back refreshed and ready to focus my undivided attention on exam preparation... and then on private matters that will take all the mental and emotional fortitude I can muster. And then some.
Pity it's rather difficult to cycle while studying...
|Photo: This Isn't Happiness|