Badgers Bike Squad Returns to Azay-le-Rideau

Screen Shot 2017-09-09 at 19.27.11Badger’s Bike Squad – Adrian, Steve, Yves and Bruno – did a round trip of 97km to Azay-le-Rideau and back, the second such trip this year. En route, we met a fellow cyclist, Philippe from Tauxigny, and pedaled together for half an hour with him. He told us about the Descartes bike club he belongs to and how they go on “very long” trips of up to 70 km – definitely not Badger-material, then! Anyway, we spent a nice time chatting to him until we parted ways. The route was long, hilly and hot, but a Ricard, some rosé and lunch in Azay-le-Rideau and an ice-cream from an excellent Italian ice-cream parlour soon revived our flagging spirits for the return. We lost Badger Po somewhere towards the end, but he reappeared a little later, looking somewhat disoriented, poor old chap. We ended back at Adrian’s place and Geraldine had made a cake to welcome the Badgers! As you will see from the video, the trip was not without its ups and downs… Click here to view it!

© 2017 Adrian Mathews