Thursday, May 16, 2013

Day 4: Grisolles to Castelnaudary

Wednesday 14th Day 4

A day remarkable for torrential rain all day and temperature never exceeding 10 degrees C.

Could have done with waterproof helmets really...

We rode from Grisolles to Castelnaudary on our way south to Carcassonne and beyond. The cyclists (soaked to the skin) and the support team (bone dry) both had to battle their respective ways through the centre of Toulouse. Enormous traffic jams meant that the cyclists won by a mile and soon found themselves in the southern suburbs of Toulouse on the banks of the Canal du Midi. Twenty cold soggy miles later the paved cycle track on the canal finally gave way to thick slippery clay mud. Peter rolled on as usual while David struggled with thin tyres and ended up on his backside in the mud. After that we decided to take to the roads and splashed our way to Castelnaudary after a 58 mile (86 kilometre) voyage.

Peter and David