An Englishman on La Vélo Francette

1640 km from Montpellier to Brighton via La Vélo Francette

John Hayes, an experienced British walker, has completed a wonderful cycling trip: Montpellier > Brighton in 19 stages! The chosen route took him along 3 famous cycle routes, including La Vélo Francette.

Roaming in the blood

>60-year old John Hayes from Brighton (80 km south of London), is using his well-earned retirement to take to the hiking paths of Europe.
He is a regular rambler, having crossed Europe on foot, covering a large part of the E4 European long distance path: from Tarifa in Spain, he walked to Budapest in Hungary, covering a distance of no less than 5000 km!

This time, our English friend swapped his faithful walking boots for a "touring bike"; a steel bicycle designed for long journeys, equipped with well-filled panniers...


1640 km via La Vélo Francette

3rd cycling adventure in France, but also the longest: 1640 km from Montpellier to Brighton!

The chosen route took him along 3 famous cycle routes:

He completed this cycle tour in 19 stages, covering an average of 75 km a day!

> Relive John Hayes adventure with his friend Christine on his blog