It was a freezing day..... cold, frosty, foggy and a long wait for the crowds and the press pack at the Arc de Triomphe but it was just amazing to see Mark and his police escort approach the finish line...
...at the top of the Avenue de Wagram
Official congratulations from the British Ambassador...... Triumph at the Triomphe..... (my son tells me that the car in the background is an Aston Martin DB9 coupé and that there couldn't be a better backdrop for a world record breaker!)
Coping with the paparazzi
Before signing off from Paris, I would like to offer public thanks to my good friend and fellow geographer Alan Parkinson who has maintained the blog so well in the last couple of days and while I was away at Christmas.