Moving on we came to the tour stop proper. In the day's still early light a field of crosses were on display down a small country track. Not for the first time I wished I could have brought a DSLR with me on the ride...
Just before we left, I caught this sight, and just had to take the photo!
My team-mate and companion on wheels - Keith.
Sometime later (!) I staggered into the lunch stop quite late and realised that whilst I could cycle onto Thiepval for the ceremony I would probably be late. So sacrificing miles for attendance I grabbed a lift and got to Thiepval just in time for the highlight of the week.
Whilst Arthur George has a grave at Bernafay Wood, David Albert (killed on the first day of the Somme) does not. His name is on the Thiepval memorial, but after the last year's research I was albe to go the Newfoundland Park just north of Thiepval at Beaumont Hamel.
Continuing on, we cycled the remaining miles to Amiens, and had an excellent dinner with a few new companions we made that evening.
Everyone does the ride for a different reason - it's quite something to learn more and more of those reasons...