We abandoned the planned route today in favour of the cycle path beside the canal. A nice easy ground for a 75 mile ride & a perfect place for wildlife spotting - red squirrels, otters & a kingfisher. With a poorly Ian in tow we spent 11 hours in the saddle, getting to the hotel at 20:30. Hats off to him though for making it, that boy can dig deep to keep going.
We experienced culture shock on arrival in tolouse, the first city we have been to since Paris, when we found ourselves riding through the red light district. The hustle & bustle of the city is worlds away from the rolling countryside of the last week.