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1997: Le Prix du Champagne Lanson Noble Cuvée Award for investigations into Champagne for the Millennium investment scams

2001: Le Prix Champagne Lanson Ivory Award for

2011: Vindic d'Or MMXI – 'Meilleur blog anti-1855'

2011: Robert M. Parker, Jnr: ‘This blogger...’:

2012: Born Digital Wine Awards: No Pay No Jay – best investigative wine story

2012: International Wine Challenge – Personality of the Year Award

Friday, 19 September 2014

Loire ride for young cancer sufferers: Day 3 – Renaison-Nevers

Charles Eric Pasquiers: on this year's Bordeaux-Paris

Now in Nevers after riding 164 kilometres from Renaison in the Côte Roannaise to here. Riding time was 7.17 minutes, climbing 302 metres (as anticiptated significantly less than the first two days) with an average speed of 22.5 km/h. As Pouilly-sur-Loire is the halfway point in the Loire's descent from the mountains of the Ardèche, I'm now close to 50% of the ride completed

Although much of the ride was pretty flat, I was pleased to complete over a 100 miles as it is a long time since I have ridden this distance in a day.

Yesterday I managed to largely miss the rain, but today I got completely soaked through in the second hour of riding with torrential rain turning the road into a stream. 

Tomorrow will be a bit of a rest day with just 60km from Nevers to Chavignol and a chance to see what is happening with the harvest there.

I'm delighted that Charles Eric Pasquiers, the commercial director of Domaine FL, will be joining the ride on Tuesday. I greatly appreciate him giving up time on the eve of the 2014 harvest.


winey brett said...

With a "Riding time was 7.17 minutes" you'll be in New York in a day or so!
Keep up with the great pedalling!

Jim's Loire said...

Many thanks Brett but think I'll settle for Sancerre today!