At the end of April, I will be taking redundancy from my job as an IT Service Manager and after around 38 years of having had not much more continuous time off than a 2 week annual holiday, I am planning a 3 month summer break. Part of the plan is to spend 5 weeks cycling around 1500 Miles on my Dawes ‘Ultra Galaxy’ through France to Alcaucín in Málaga province in the south of Spain.
The plan is to cycle from Caen to Tours; then west along the river Loire using the Eurovelo 1 cycle route; travelling south on the Velodyssey (EuroVelo 6) Atlantic cycle route from Nantes to Hendaye then following the north coast of Spain towards Gijon, where I will follow the ancient Ruta la Plata South towards Seville. From there I will head towards the coast – maybe via Jerez and Cadiz, and on to finish the journey in Alcaucin.
If I manage 50 miles per day on average, I should be ok, but depending on weather, terrain, mechanicals and my general ability and fitness, I will always have a credit card handy…!