DAY 7 Dallaglio Cycle Slam – Mandelieu to Pertuis

By Andrew Croker


Another long one today – 165km Done: 843km. To go: 2045km.

Along the coast to Frejus, and then up inland towards Aix en Provence. Just beautiful roads and no traffic. I just want to know which bright spark came up with the idea of including Italy in the 6 Nations…

All teething problems sorted and strong bunch of riders. The route is now marked by French Fred aka 'Montgolfier' with balloons, which work really well. Except at one point Jonny saw a girl walking her dog with a balloon and the tell-tale tape attached to its collar.

Garmins sorted. Just follow the purple road. Simple.

What a difference a day makes.

Lawrence Dallaglio’s Cycle Slam is a quest to pedal over 2,800 kilometres to all Six Nations stadia in support of the Dallaglio Foundation and Sport Relief. A 250-strong squad of challengers is cycling to Rome, Paris, Twickenham, Cardiff, Dublin and Edinburgh to raise over £1million for these worthy causes. Garmin has donated Edge cycle computers to the many celebrities taking to two wheels along the way.