An Amazing, And Fun, Cycling Video

There are plenty of videos on YouTube showing various bike stunts, but I’d like to tell you about a couple of my favourites, before you click on the embedded video below. 1. The Vélibs in Paris. Some comedians-cum-stunt riders have taken the Vélib Paris bikes and filmed themselves doing stunts. I love the Vélibs, as… Read more

Photo Gallery of Provence – 2013

This month we’ve a brand-new gallery from Provence, courtsey of The Chain Gang’s favourite Brazilian Roberto Peixoto. I haven’t tried to organise these photos, or to label them. When I looked through them, I just ‘click click clicked’ my way through them, and I enjoyed them exactly like that. There are some lovely photos showing… Read more

A New Season Is Upon Us

Our French cycling season is just a few weeks away, cue a short reminder of our schedule, and where you can find out more information if you’re interested. We’ll always have tours of Provence and Dordogne in June – they’re the two most popular of our French tours. We try to avoid Provence in July… Read more

How to Follow The Giro

The BBC have started reporting on the Giro – for the first time that I can remember. The trouble is they’re not awfully good at it yet. If you want information as it happens, with expert commentary on what the results mean, we have to dig a bit deeper. Results on the Internet. 1. The… Read more

Key Stages in the 2013 Giro

The Giro is made up of teams of 9 riders. I won’t bore you with the details here, they can be found elsewhere, but basically in professional bike racing riders can only gain time over their rivals in time trials or when cycling up steep hills. At other times, the value of ‘drafting’ behind other… Read more