The 107 mile cycle from Calais has a load of hills for the first 25 miles or so and this really tested our cyclists. The weather was a mix of beautiful sunshine, heavy downpours and a lot of wind!

Once the hills are out of the way it was an enjoyable ride through lost of countryside with the odd hamlet every so often.

The first coffee shop appeared at 75 miles and our group made use of that! All arrived safely in Amiens which boasts a beautiful cathedral and some lively bars down by the river and the mannekin pis.

Meanwhile in Gillingham our other cyclist is recovering well from her operation and she, along with Dave, hope to reunite with the other cyclists in Amiens tonight.

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Scenic stop in Calais, en route to Amiens

Scenic stop in Calais, en route to Amiens

Arrived in Amiens

Arrived in Amiens

Picking up pace on journey from Calais to Amiens

Picking up pace on journey from Calais to Amiens