Semur-en-Auxois – holiday delights off the beaten track in France

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We were looking for a real recharge on this holiday and that means finding a location where we didn’t have to try too hard to do anything. Half a day travel from home, walking, cycling, sightseeing, great food and wine … Continue reading

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