Bonjour from Bromont, Québec, we have finally arrived after an epic journey from Sydney. All the flights went well, the ticketing, loading of luggage, bikes, all were handled with ease by the Australia Para-cycling team. The flight is long, the time of day at your arrival is before the time you left your starting point, yet 15 hrs have passed. You wait a little few hours in Vancouver, then do another 5 hrs to Montreal, then a couple more to Bromont where you can finally get flat/horizontal.
Bromont is 85km from Montreal and know for its outdoor activities, skiing in winter and bike riding in summer. The Hotel Le St-Martin will be our place of residence for the next 10 days. its a lovely place to be staying. The whole French language thing is a little confusing but most people speak a little English and with a bit sign gesturing thrown in, understanding each other can be fun. It’s pretty cool how a smile can assist in the communication process. Training so far has all been about acclimatisation, getting over jet lag and beginning the structured sessions in the build up to the World Championships. The countryside around Bromont has some areas of undulating rolling hills others areas are flattish to slight hills, all with lots of green countryside. The weather is a warm mid 20’s slightly muggy with periodic rain, well that is what it’s been like for the three days we have been here. The team are all well and looking forward preparing for the World Championships.