Catherine Pringle, the protagonist in Peloton of Two, has been commissioned to write a series of confessional journalism articles and blog posts about her journey around France. In the extract below, she explores the pressing problem of finding the right place for a toilet break when you’re on a tandem tour, and why she is listing it as her ninth law of cycle touring.
On a cycle tour be very careful where you take your toilet breaks!
by Catherine Pringle
Day 46, Tuesday 02 August.
The first casualty of a tandem tour is your privacy. Twenty-four hours a day, seven days of the week, you are hardly ever alone. On the tandem a whole day passes just inches from the person in front of you. And at night, squeezed into a tiny two-person tent, you’re practically breathing the same air. [Read more…]