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Day 17: Day off in Limoges

Day 17. Saturday 23 September

0 kms today – day off. Total cycled: 830k or 516 miles. About 280 miles to go.

Feeling: Good, but a little tired. No saddle soreness, but quadriceps certainly know they’ve seen active service.

First, a big thank you for reading my blog and for so many wonderful comments. It’s really motivating.

Today has been a pit stop, getting laundry done, tinkering with the bike, and resting. Tomas has arrived safely and will be taking over James’ bike. James returns to Wimbledon tomorrow while Tomas and I set off for the Dordogne, and then up over the Causses (high limestone plateau) of Quercy to link up with Doug in Figeac on Wednesday. Doug and I will then cross the Cevennes.

James wrote a great post on yesterday’s blog. We have seen some wonderful parts of France together and this week has been no exception. I didn’t really do justice to the Creuse valley, the beautiful villages, and the artistic community there; so I’m pleased he highlighted them. And let me also give credit to the guys from Birmingham who took over running a B&B in La Souterraine just six weeks ago. If you’re headed this way, do go and stay at¬†Maison Voli√®re

That’s it for today. More tomorrow.

2 thoughts on “Day 17: Day off in Limoges

  1. Caroline

    I have looked for Ling fish and it only seems to be available from specialist online fish suppliers (, but it deserves to be more widely available as it is similar to cod and haddock, a bit firmer, more like monkfish. Sounds good to me.

    Good luck for the hilly bits coming up!

  2. Georgiana

    Malcolm, your blog is a tonic in every possible way. No wonder you’re pinning, Liz.
    I think you’ll have an entourage next year were you to repeat it; some of us coming for the cuisine, some for the countryside, for the history and the touristique, some for the cycling of course and everyone for the commaraderie! Bravo mon brave! Gx