What is the point of a cycle touring route if no one knows it is there?

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Is the cycling equivalent of the Buddhist philosophical conundrum “What is the sound of one hand clapping?” This is the question I have been asking myself for a while, a mental discussion triggered by the relatively recent discovery that I … Continue reading

A taste of the future? Testing Lime’s shared scooters on the the car-free river banks of Paris

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A short trip to Paris enabled my son and I to do our own test of two new features of life in Paris – the linear car free routes along the Seine that have been created by the simple act … Continue reading

Great rides: Rio de Janeiro’s spectacular 2016 Olympic Cycle Road Race course

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This blog post is about the unexpected discovery of a stunning bike ride that will live long in my memory. When I planned my trip to Rio de Janeiro for the Velo-city 2018 cycling conference my expectations were based on … Continue reading

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

Two roads that will make you want to visit France next summer – the low and the high of the Cevennes

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There’s no finer way to plan a trip to France than to watch a few hours coverage of the Tour de France. The tourist authorities of each region pay a small fortune to have the helicopters fly overhead and capture … 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