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

My Favourite Cathedral – Strasbourg.

The Cathedral Of Our Lady Of Strasbourg. Look, no roads! Cycling into Strasbourg is a very pleasant surprise. It’s a major city, home to the European Parliamant for one week a month, and France’s leading Univeristy, the École nationale d’administration. But we can cycle right into the heart of Strasbourg without meeting a road, let… Read more

The Chain Gang Plans For 2016

OK, Let’s Talk About 2016.   Christmas is just round the corner, and here in the northern hemisphere, as Allyson Harrison recently reminded us on Facebook, the days are about to start getting longer.  Which hopefully turns people’s thoughts towards sunshine and cycling.   We’ve got a new tour next year, in Alsace.  The details… Read more