Day 25 (the end) | San Remo – Port – Grimaud (104 miles)

 We set off on what was meant to be our second to last day. San Remo to Cannes. We had a delicious pain au chocolate in the main square and set off heading to France.    The coastal road was very beautiful and we made good progress despite the heat which we have now become mildly accustomed to.    We arrived in Cannes at 16:00 after slowly making our way through Monaco as we gazed in awe at the preponderance of supercars. Over a chocolate milkshake, Sasha and I decided that we wanted to push on to France and arrive a day early to surprise Thomas for his 18th birthday.    We rode as fast as we could for the next 25 miles since we had to arrive in port Grimaud by 20:30 before the boat left to La Moute ( where Thomas was). It was our last day and we were extremely tired after a few tough hilly days. A 100 mile day was not our original plan but knowing it would make Thomas extremely happy was the perfect motivation.    After 104 miles, we eventually arrived, just in time for the boat after having to stop for a sandwich and sweets to boost our depleted energy levels which dropped to zero. The last push was very difficult but we did it, and as we rode into port Grimaud we were overcome with joy and pride after a very long and tough trip. I couldn’t believe we had in fact done it, however, there was no time for reminiscing as we jumped in the shower and on the boat to surprise Thomas.    We hid in the back of the boat and as we approached the beach he still had no idea. We jumped off the boat and his happiness had made the day totally worth it. He had tears in his eyes and it was the best end to the best trip.   Cycling is a truly special way to travel and in 25 days we managed to cross 6 countries. Being on the bike all day and witnessing the countryside, people and language change in an instant is quite amazing and there is a part of me that wants to carry on cycling and exploring new landscapes, people and languages.    We have been cycling over the course of the four weeks sponsoring an incredible organisation: Uthando. We are so so thankful to everyone who has donated to our just giving page: and it is immensely appreciated by Sahsa and I but also by James and Xolani in South Africa.We cannot thank you all enough!


2 thoughts on “Day 25 (the end) | San Remo – Port – Grimaud (104 miles)

  1. You are both amazing and awe inspiring lads. Congratulations on such an amazing achievement and a thoroughly enjoyable blog. Laura xx

  2. Well done Toby and Sasha – we are really very proud of both of you and thank you for sharing your experiences with us through your blog

    Grandma and Gramps

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