Somme other ride

We travelled down to Luxeuil-les-Bains for Les Trois Ballons, in the Vosges mountains of France, last week.  So did 4000 other riders, many from Belgium and the Netherlands.  It was a great event.  But the 220km, 4000m sufferfest left me wanting something a bit flatter, shorter and slower this weekend.  So after a short MTB ride with Karlos yesterday, I went to the Somme valley today.  Starting a loop in Bapaume, I rode through Thiepval, Mouquet Farm, Pozieres, Albert, Corbie, Viller-Bretonneux and Peronne/Mont St Quentin.  Here are a few photos (James can help with the names – all WWI battlefields).

 
Poppies
Poppies
The Australian Memorial at Mont St Quentin
The Australian Memorial at Mont St Quentin
Mouquet Farm
Mouquet Farm
Australian First Division memorial Pozieres
Australian First Division memorial Pozieres