So the rest of the group have safely departed for home and left Steve and I with bikes and touring equipment. We are going to cycle back to England on a winding journey that adds some miles and takes us to some places of interest.
Steve and I have done this many times before, starting with a tour of North Wales in 1990. However, we haven’t done it for some time now - will I still enjoy riding a laden bike and camping? Time to find out!
We left Reims and travelled to Laon. A medieval city that I have seen many times perched on top of a large hill when driving in France down the A26. It always looked imposing from a distance and was attractive up close.
The campsite was decent and I although cold I did actually get some sleep.