Badger’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!