A Fantastic Video Of France

A French friend of mine recently sent me a link to a fabulous video. It’s supposedly a flying race and the pilot narrates to his navigator as they fly around France from checkpoint to checkpoint. Forget that boring description, (and the cheesy first 60 seconds) just click here and enjoy it , it’s worth it…. Read more

Feedback – Results!

Last November I asked our customers and others to answer a few questions about our company and our bike tours. I find the whole issue of ‘Feedback’ fascinating. We all agree that we need constructive criticism to get better, and to see ourselves as others see us. But when we ask for constructive criticism, and… Read more

The Chain Gang in 2011

We’re all ready   We’ve made changes to our Devon tour, and our Bordeaux Winetrail tour. One because it was slightly too difficult, and the other because one of the hotels had become frankly sub-standard. Some of you will be pleased to read that, and I particularly thank David in Israel as well as our… Read more


I received a sobering message yesterday from one of the Chain Gang’s loveliest customers, Marjorie Trundle. “Are you still alive?” was the basic jist of it, because I’ve been so lazy with blog updates and newsletters. It’s a fair criticism, and one I intend to address. Months ago I set a competition about knowing where… Read more

Chain Gang Biking Weekends In Devon

Something completely new for us. Well, not that new, it involves cycling, wine-tasting, good food, beautiful countryside and a memorable hotel. But it’s only for a weekend, and there ain’t no guide, so for The Chain Gang that makes it new. I’ve chosen to base these weekends at a fabulous hotel, Hazelwood House, set in… Read more