A bit of Italian Inspiration.

Since January I’ve had up to 4 Italian lessons a week in the hope of being able to guide some of our own Chain Gang Italian tours. Memory has become an issue at the ripe age of 50, but my Italian is beginning to progress very nicely. Le mie lezioni di italiano stanno andando così… Read more

Merckx: Half Man, Half Bike

As you can imagine, I read quite a few cycling books, particularly biographies of racing superstars. Back in March I got a very pleasant surprise one morning when a package arrived from The Guardian newspaper containing a new biography of Eddy Merckx , by British cycling journalist William Fotheringham. I couldn’t remember ordering it, so… Read more

The Loire Valley, By Patrick Hudgell

Photographs are very important to us at The Chain Gang. We rely on them for brochures, website, newsletters, etc. The problem is that it isn’t as easy as it looks! In recognition of my own limitations I’ve recently enrolled on a Photography course. So I’m always very grateful when our customers take lots of photos… Read more