Competition Winners

Win an Oopsmark Bicycle Wine Rack Way back in May we had a competition as an excuse to give away some cool-looking wine bottle carriers from Oopsmark, in Montreal. Our season tends to knock the stuffing out of my newsletter schedule (that’s an understatement!). But we received lots of entries, and here are our lucky… Read more

My Favourite Day In Normandy

Short version: Day 2 Slightly longer version (with photos you can click on!): Day 2, cycling from Vimoutiers to Pont L’Eveque. It’s a long day, 37 miles in total, but there’s some fabulous cycling, and some very interesting visits that are very Normandy. Vimoutiers, with the best will in the world, isn’t the most beautiful… Read more

The Chain Gang in Burgundy

A Great Photo Collection From Burgundy, by Sinclair Shuit. Earlier in April I was delighted to stumble across a collection of photos that I’d forgotten about, taken by Sinclair Shuit in Burgundy in 2013. I think this is a great collection of photos, for two reasons. Firstly, Sinclair took a lot of photos of the… Read more

The Chain Gang’s 2016 Season Approaches

It’s the the end of March, 2 months before our new season. 1. New Jerseys I’ve spent this afternoon trying to finalise the design of our 2016 Chain Gang cycling jersey. It’s always a special feeling when I’m with Chain Gang tours to see people wearing our different designs from previous years. OK, there have… Read more

Say “Cheese”

Learning about cheese. From the very beginning! When I first dreamed up The Chain Gang I drove around France for a few weeks trying to decide which region was the most interesting. I visited La Rochelle, then drove 40 Km down the coast to Rochefort. At the Office du Tourisme I asked about their world-famous… Read more