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A Taste of Normandy. Plat principal – Department of L’Orne and la Véloscénic cycleway

Day two of our little tour of Normandy started on the Vélo Francette just south of Flers from the small village of Lieu-dit-Fumeçon. Although...

A Taste of Normandy. Entrée – Department of Calvados and the Vélo Francette cycleway.

I have disembarked from the ferry at Ouistreham and driven straight through Normandy on the family’s annual pilgrimage to the sun, countless times. And...

La Vélodyssée Part Two

In part two of Scot's La Vélodyssée adventure, he continues along the coast and crosses the divide between the Loire-Atlantique and the Vendée. Pornic –...

Den Haag, the city by the sea

The Hague has a lot to boast about, the city hasn’t changed for centuries. It has plenty to keep the visitor occupied, it’s the...

Part One – Alençon and beyond, the joys of Veloscenie pedalling

Another adventure had begun, after negotiating the TGV with a brief stop in Le Mans I arrived on the deserted platform of Alençon train...

Gironimo – Tim Moore

Tim Moore first came to my attention in 2003 as the author of the excellent French Revolutions, a book that frequently features in many...

Part two – Stephen Roche celebrates his 30th Triple Crown anniversary at L’Etape 87

Stage Two Option One – To the Limit. Col du Galibier and Col du Télégraphe 108 km 3084 m ascent Option Two – Over the limit Col du...

24 Hours in Alençon

The town of Alençon, once the seat of the Dukes of Normandy and today the capital of the Orne, has been famous for its...

Riding the Arlberg Giro

Magnificent, stunning, marvellous, splendid, pretty, awe - inspiring, majestic, grand, superb, fantastic, terrific. These are just some of the adjectives that should be used...

24 Hours in Barcelona

Barcelona is undoubtedly one of Europe's most popular tourist destinations, and it's not hard to see why. It has everything, a stunning diversity of architecture, from the...
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