Cycling Downhill With The Chain Gang

Beautiful downhills in Tuscany, Dordogne, Bordeaux, all over. Yesterday, faced with unexpected sunshine, I set off on my bike. I followed part of the route we took on a CTC ride last Wednesday evening, except this time it was light and I could see. So I didn’t cycle through a huge pothole, I didn’t buckle… Read more

Bikeability In Provence?

Just before Christmas, at the suggestion of my good friend Andy Sinclair (aka Dr Bike) I looked into a scheme which trains kids in Exeter’s schools to ride their bikes. It seems to be run by a combination of Sustrans, Exeter City Council and Devon County Council, so you already know that it starts out… Read more

The Cuisine Of The Dordogne

Of all the regions we explore on our bike tours, probably the most distinctive cuisine is on our Dordogne tour. That doesn’t mean it’s necessarily the best food – that accolade probably goes to Umbria, or Tuscany, or possibly Provence. But the region which serves food which you don’t find anywhere else is the Dordogne…. Read more

What Does A Cycle Tour Company Do In February?

Today I’ve got a few jobs on, and I want to schedule a little bit of each. Hotels in Tuscany and Umbria Firstly, I’ve got to confirm a bunch of hotel bookings, mostly in Italy, both Tuscany and Umbria. Bespoke groups in Umbria and the Dordogne Then I’ve got a handful of email enquiries to… Read more