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

Timeless scenes of France – Market day beneath the plane trees

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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

Zeeland cycle trip day 2. Zeeland = windland

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I can write about the nice coastal towns of Zeeland, the excellent food and the pleasure of a trip to the seaside. I could even mention the amazing cycle routes once again. But there was only one subject for yesterday’s … Continue reading

Some day all cycle touring destinations could be like this. Day 1 in Zeeland.

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Our first cycling day in Zeeland can be summed up by the scenes around the small harbour town of Veere. Charming streets. Packed with cyclists – not just Dutch, we heard German, French, Belgian and English voices. And everything was … Continue reading

Denmark’s slice of cycling heaven

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I am very lucky that I have cycled in some amazing places – high mountains, cycling cities, passionate cycling fans, stunning tourism routes. To that mix I can add the places that just have “something”. Maybe the attractions are a … 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