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Pedal2Paris Day 2! : : The Awesome Hen

Pedal2Paris Day 2!

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Pedal2Paris Day 2!

 

Information taken from: P2P itinerary – The Royal British Legion.

 

Day 2: Calais to Abbeville (120.9km)

A moving ceremony at the Calais War Memorial begins our first day in France. After laying a wreath of Remembrance, set off south-west through the beautiful undulating fields and open countryside of the Pas de Calais region. Cycling is the national sport of France and you’ll receive a warm welcome with locals cheering and waving you on your way.

Rolling road-closures and our fleet of support vehicles make sure you need stop for no-one as you cycle to ancient Desevres for lunch. You’ll then pass through the picturesque villages of Roussent and Crécy-en-Ponthieu. Our final leg of the day will bring you to the stunning town of  Abbeville, which lies on the River Somme. Abbeville suffered badly in a German air raid in WW2 but its beautiful Flemish-style architecture is still in evidence.

 

Calais Town Hall
Day 2 – 7.00am Breakfast in hotels 7.30am Coach pick-up from hotels to Town Hall
and bike storage 8.30am War Memorial ceremony; Departures at 9.00am, 9.45am and 10.00am
Day 2 – Calais to Desvres
29.1 mi – about 57 mins
Desvres
Day 2 Lunch 11.15 – 11.50am Departure at 12.30, 1.15 and 1.30pm
Day 2 – Desvres to Roussent
28.2 mi – about 51 mins
Roussent
Day 2 – 2.35 to 3.21pm
Day 2 – Roussent to Crècy-en-Ponthieu
14.6 mi – about 37 mins
Crècy-en-Ponthieu pit stop
Crècy-en-Ponthieu to Abbeville
13.8 mi – about 32 mins
Abbeville
Day 2 – 6.05pm arrive in Abbeville – bike storage and coaches to hotels

Pedal2Paris Map Day 2

 

and this is what the hills will be like:

Pedal2Paris Day 2 hills

 

 

Yours very pro the ‘plain sailing bits’,

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2 Comments

  1. Congratulations on your progress. Hope you are enjoying the ride. Looking forward to a full report at the end.

    • Full report coming asap and photos as requested by Emilio. The French were absolutely amazingly supportive. They lined up on pavements, waving and shouting, ‘Bon Courage’& ‘Allez’, exactly as the pictures on our cycling shirts showed them doing. Actually the children shouted, ‘Allez plus vite’, but I decided not to take that personally!

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