It fell on Easter Sunday, and over that period we had a mini-tour of Northern France/Belgium in mind (will be posting on this soon). Train and ferries were booked, route was plotted. All we had to do was ride to one of the cobbled sections.
We camped in Saint-Amand-Les-Eaux, near the Belgium/France border, and got to one of the nearest pavé sections by noon. Some caravans and even more supporters were already waiting for the peloton, scheduled to go through after 2:30 pm.
|Entering the official route|
|Lucy practising her French with the locals|
|Riding on the side of the road is a lot easier|
|Not everyone fits on the verge though!|
|This guy seems to be chilling|
|Some of them were completely lonely at the back...vamos Euskatel!|
|Notice the hand-built wheels with plenty of crossed spokes|