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Monday 27.06.2011 - we ate breakfast with Darren and Phil and then bid them farewell. They were heading south to Austria to ride some mountain passes whilst we were returning to the UK. They have been good riding mates on and off for the last three months. Ride safe guys.
The weather forcaste was for hot weather. European architecture does …
... the operation. No complaints afterwards! Our band hosts provided dinner at a bistro just outside of Mons, with chicken, mushroom sauce, potato croquettes (a local specialty), and ratatouille - delicious! We didn't have much time to eat - we were told to "gobble and go" - so dessert of a sugar cake and icecream was quickly dispatched before jumping back on the buses. Our concert in the evening was with the Mons Saint-Georges Brass Band again, ...
As expected, the Elite Four and Bleak Beaty (named as such purely because Karl can't spell) did not have a perfectly smooth first day of Bratislava Or Bust!We managed to knock out a total of 3 challenges across the day as we made our way from Kent to Calais to Brussels, to obtain a grand total of 8 points out of a prospective 55 or so. Score.
Thats not through lack of trying though! Phil dressed up as a priest (after ...
... of same! (see photos). Grand Place had to be walked bac thru once more, before we caught a taxi to the station & reunited with the group for the train journey back to Ashford International in UK.
It was 8.30pm by the time we finally got back to Crowhurst Park, but we were satisfied we had seen so much of what we originally planned to in Belgium....whet our appetite for a longer visit in future perhaps.
... Mons was a dreadful place but both Marylee and I found it charming in its own way. Sure it is old and you might even say grubby but we found the central area interesting and the church between the hotel and the centrum is huge. We spent Friday evening exploring and walking around. Saturday we did the same but stopped for mussels and fritz fior supper at the main square. The last time we stayed at SHAPE we stayed north of Mons at Nievelle which was north ...
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needs to be airconditioned! This is the 21st century.
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