Like any new cycle tourist, Catherine Pringle quickly begins to obsess about the detail of long-distance travel by bicycle.
On her first day in France she begins to codify her experience into her own laws of cycle touring. It’s the only way she can make sense of what’s happening to her as she struggles through a heavy rain squall around the Baie de Morlaix. This first 25 kilometres provides her with both rule 1 and rule 2.
When the action described in Peloton of Two had ended, Catherine’s list of ‘laws’ has grown to include eleven rules, plus a final golden rule.