WKRC

Trip To Veurne – Day2

June 9, 2016

The forecast had stated that Friday would be the better for the weather but it was still overcast and drizzling when we went in for breakfast at 0830. The food was good with plenty to go around and we decided to leave at approximately 10.15 having settled our bills and packed our gear for the journey home. Unfortunately we were now reduced to the hateful eight as CM still could not shake off his bad headache and was concerned he would hold up the group. We set off in the poor weather for a circular route of 60 miles to the town of Poperinge .

Again we all took turns at the front with an average pace of 18mph for the trip, with the benefit of MM and the Garmin we kept on course and soon we were stopping for another quality lunch in Poperinge the majority of us had the lunch special -soup, bread & Goulash, frites or rice for 12 Euros! And very nice it was too.

Then onward for the final push for home by which time the weather had improved with less wind and a mainly dry afternoon, again on traffic free cycle paths alongside picturesque canals and villages. Arriving back at 1600 we then had a quick shower before changing and loading up for the final drive  to Calais, which was uneventful and we managed to get on a train 20 minutes earlier than scheduled arriving back in Blighty at approximately 2100.

We were all tired especially the drivers amongst us but we all had some good laughs, hard rides and good company. Why not come along in 2017 and try it for yourself?

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Lastly a big thank you to Alex for arranging the hotel & trip (I reckon he gets  Ed.)

Trevor.

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