Rio de Janeiro cycling delivers one of the all time great rides

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This day will live long in the memory of great bike rides. A ride to an iconic destination, the summit of Corcovado, the mountain top that holds the Christo Redentor – the Christ the Redeemer statue that is perhaps the … Continue reading

#WorldBicycleDay is here! Celebrating everywhere

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It is easy to be skeptical about promotional days and wonder how anyone choses them. But if ever there was a day that has my name on it Sunday 3rd June is the one. Due to a lobbying campaign by … Continue reading

Let the pictures do the talking – mountain biking Slovenia

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This time last Sunday I had just completed a wonderful mountain bike ride with the participants at the annual European summit for the International Mountain Bike Association (IMBA Europe), I mean it is all very well to stand around discussing … Continue reading

Great people, great cycling and perfect weather – Ljubljana provides all the elements for a perfect cycle tour

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Many elements came together last week for a memorable bike tour around Ljubljana, capital city of Slovenia. I had already rather fallen for Ljubljana’s charms on previous trips, (post here) but this time I had a glorious spring afternoon and great … Continue reading

Easter in Flanders – a cycling pilgrimage

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Time for a quick gallery of photos from Tour of Flanders weekend! It is the first weekend in April and there is only one place to be for cycling fan in Belgium. Once again I had the best excuse to … Continue reading

2017 – a gallery. Thanks to all readers and followers of Idonotdespair.com, have a great 2018

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Trying to find a way to summarise 2017 I reminded myself that this year almost every blog post has a unique header photo – some interesting shots, but only used once. So for my personal journey down memory lane, here … Continue reading

Why do you want to ride up that hill? The lure of famous cycling hill-climbs

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While we were on holiday in the South of France recently I told our host that one of the rides I wanted to do was up a climb called Col d’Eze. “Why do you want to ride up that one?” … Continue reading