The halow250 Day Two

Nicholas Cross
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    The halow250 cyclists made it safely to France after a long day yesterday and are well rested. With the first 82 miles complete they still have a lot of hard work  to do. They'll cover 118 miles as they cycle from the beautiful walled port city, St Malo, to Caen the capital of the Basse-Normandie region.

    The first food stop, after 25 miles, was at Mont Saint-Michel. The island commune in Normandy provided a stunning back drop as the riders enjoyed cakes, flapjacks and brownies all handmade by our dedicated supporters.   

    Facing strong head winds and some difficult terrain the riders made it to the quaint and quiet town of Brecey, Normandy. This was the 50 mile marker and provided a well deserved opportunity for the peloton to refuel and plot the route ahead.

     70 miles into the 2nd leg of the ride the halow250 gang were still pushing themselves and making good time. They entered Vire, within the Calvados department of Lower Normandy, at around half four in the afternoon.

    The riders stopped again after an impressive 93 miles to rendevous at Bar Mariana in Caen. The team could enjoy a drink and sit down before checking into the ferry at around 9pm. The ferry left at 11pm and began its journey to Portsmouth.

    Well done everyone and keep up the amazing work! It's wonderful to see so many people showing support for the halow250. The donations are rolling in too; please keep them coming and help change the lives of people with learning disabilities: Donate to the halow250

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    Mont St Michel

     Brecey, Normandy 







    VireDamon Hill waves as he gets on the ferry