An evening of pleasure and relaxation – cycling Milan’s “Walk of the Monks”

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On my three days in Milan I used the BikeMi shared bike scheme for most of my transportation, always my preferred way of getting around. But it was really hot and humid and the bikes are heavy and sluggish on … Continue reading

Riding to the cyclocross and into the heart of a lost Flemish industry. A day at the Druivencross

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Last weekend I took a short cycling trip over the Flemish border to the nearby town of Overijse to watch the elite cyclocross, referred to by the TV commentators as the “classico” because it has been run on the same … Continue reading

Weekend break in the Ardennes

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The test of a good short break is when you are already planning to go back again before you have even made it home. That was certainly the case last weekend when we followed a Belgian trend by renting a … Continue reading

200th Anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo – photo gallery

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To make the most of this post I have added a gallery of my pictures which I hope sum up some of the atmosphere of the battle of Waterloo re-enactments of the last two days. All credit to the organisers … Continue reading

Facing our Waterloo – time for the 200 year birthday party

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This week is the 200th Anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, by far the biggest thing that ever happened round here so the various layers of Belgian local government and the former allies have finally got their act together to … Continue reading