Thursday 6 May 2010, Alpe d’Huez

The day dawned damp and cloudy, no rain though.   We could hardly see the ‘Alpe’ from the window because of low cloud. We breakfasted and prepared energy drinks and bars for the ride.  Got wet weather gear on expecting the worst.   Set off on a preliminary warm up ride out of Bourg d’Oisans and back,…

Wednesday 5 May 2010

So we woke to rain and the prospect of packing away a wet tent.  Not very inviting but we just had to get on with it.  Before we had finished it stopped raining but not enough to dry the tent. So, breakfasted, showered and all packed away we headed for Bourg d’Oisans.  It was going…

Monday 3/Tuesday 4 May

Left home around 10pm for the UK leg of the trip to The Channel Tunnel.  One advantage I found on the way down was that the Dartford Bridge/Tunnel crossing is free from 10pm until 6am.  Will be even more valuable info for the caravan trip down there in June for the same crossing. Arrived at…

Posting Delay..

Hi again, been a bit remiss here getting the details of my Alpine trip posted.  Sorry about that, I was hoping to compile the whole lot in one big posting and publish all at once.  However, the weather got in the way in agood way for a change !  Time kept slipping by and I…

Departure Day

Wow where did that time go?  Time to go time already.  Spent the morning cleaning the car (In the rain!!) prepared it for loading later today.  Removed the rear seats to give plenty of storage for bikes and camping gear etc. Managed a final ride yesterday.  Thought I wasnt going to make it as we…

Two Days To Go Before Tunnel Time…

Departure time for France and the Alps is little more than 48 hours away now.  I am very much looking forward to it but just a little apprehensive about the long drive and timings.  If all goes to plan then it should work a treat but there is always the old adage ” If something…