Got an early start and covered 40 miles by 1200hrs. Now this is where it all went to *!”#

My bike developed a terminal failure.

Drive side bottom bracket bearing collapsed and totally knackered. Current upshot is that no Hope BB exists at any bike shop, so I am catching the bus back 20km to another shop to see if they can do anything.

I’m absolutely gutted as everything was working so well and I was on target to reach Nice Friday afternoon.

Shit happens, but I’ve never had a BB bearing do that to me before.