IMG 0182M. of the Hotel Restaurant Le Cheval is very interesting and chatty this morning. Overall a mixed bag of an overnight but with great charm.

A gentle ride through beautiful countryside for the most part (Michelin green routes) to Bourges with a splendid crepe for lunch at La Belle Historic at Sancerre.

Much angst at Bourge where we ran out of enthusiasm (it's pretty hot), but we got a bottle of the right oil for the Can Am which has again run short. There are limited options for a place to stay but after much shagging about with the iPhone I managed to get Orange to deliver the internet and made a booking at the Hotel St Jean.


IMG 0191The hotel claims to be by the river which is a bit of a stretch and the rooms are her small but the young couple who own/run it could not be nicer, seriously, and made everything as simple as could be wished. Bikes in their garage, helmet bluetooth charging in their kitchen and generally above and beyond. Highly bike friendly. Encourage Mme to get her pilots licence she'll be pleasantly surprised.

Most places mentioned on Tripadvisor are closed on Mondays so we selected La Cote de Beouf in the square in the nearby historical centre. This is very much a grilled meat place but that's fine with us. You could do much worse.

Finally before bed I stove my head in on the corner of the window in the room (did I mention the room is very small). Blood everywhere...... terrific. Luckily it dried up pretty quickly.