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 →
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 →
We have only been in Venice few hours to start our short break. Blue skies, canals, winding alleys and delicious food have worked their magic already. It is almost a visual overload. Looking forward to the next two days!
One of the simple pleasures of living in a foreign country is unexpected public holidays. I have discovered that I have a deeply entrenched internal calendar because I half expect a holiday whenever the UK has a day off, but … Continue reading →
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 →
Morning coffee and a croissant at the market in La Grand Combe. A seemingly timeless scene. We love local markets when we are on holiday because the produce just seems brighter and more interesting than at home, and because of … Continue reading →
Idonotdespair is off on holiday – to the south of France for some sunshine, food (and maybe just a little bit of cycling). En route we broke our journey at Metz, a city I had heard of but might have … Continue reading →