Our first day in France and we have a 75 mile journey ahead of us. Yes I ache, yes my knee hurts as if I've been 'knee-capped', but at least it isn't raining.
Breakfast was typically French: bread, jam, fruit - not ideal if you are wheat intolerant, as I am. We set off at 8.00 a.m. with a strong wind against us remembering to ride on the right-hand side of the roads. We met up with the others who were staying at a different hotel and had our briefing before heading south towards Desvres and our first water-stop of the day. This is a delightful market town famous for ceramics.
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Arrival at Abbeville at 4.00 p.m.
Abbeville was destroyed in World War 2 in one night and is now absolutely beautiful.