Rio de Janeiro for Velo-city 2018. Day 1 – a taste of things to come.

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After a long-haul flight and with sure knowledge of a very busy week ahead it is a pleasure to have a day of orientation and relaxation in a new city, a new country, in fact a new continent. So that … Continue reading

This is why Venice stays in my recommendations for your “bucket list”

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Venice. The city on the lagoon. “La Serenissima”, the serene one. One of the world’s most iconic tourist sights. Or a city swamped in tourists creating an ecological nightmare? Let me put my personal cards on the table. I have … 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

Does it get any more Dutch? Cycling to the frozen canal to go skating

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After two very cold days in Utrecht this was going to be a blog post about the resilience of the bare-headed Dutch cyclists riding around in a wind chill of minus 10 Celsius. Or maybe a quick update on the … Continue reading