Hooray for rest day

Really enjoyed our second official rest day. We got the jobs out of the way in the morning, splitting into a mechanics & a laundry group – very satisfying to have bikes & kit spotless (& ready for tomorrow’s predicted rain!) We’ve both also got new brake pads on in preparation for the Alps, having ground ours away on the Pyrenees!

Photo: laundry party                               Photo: mechanics at work







 Photo: sure the hotel loved having us to stay

We found an outdoor pool for a cool off & leg stretch. We don’t know if everyone else’s stares were directed at our cycling tans or the fact that Max & Colin were in non-regulation speedos (and thanks to both the lifeguard & 6 year old boy for pointing that out)…

Otherwise it has been constant eating & watching the TdF on the 6 peak stage – very exciting & great to relive the stage and wonder how they possibly go that fast!

photo: watching the Tour is even better with fresh patisserie

The town St Paul Trois Chateaux is lovely & very much ready for the Tour:










The bikes got a rest day too in a wine cellar!


About Sarah & Max

Sarah & Max enjoy endurance challenges in the outdoors. Over the past 12 years they have both run over 10 marathons and cycled over 10,000 miles. Now they are attempting to cycle the entire Tour de France, exactly as the pros do, 2 days ahead of the pro Tour. Daunted - yes? Ready - maybe?...
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One Response to Hooray for rest day

  1. Keep bashing on you guys, you’re doing great! I just knew you would need those spare brake pads! 🙂

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