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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 –...

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...

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...

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

Even though I had had six months to prepare for L’Etape 87, I didn’t feel completely ready or confident for the three - day...

24 Hours in Le Mans

Le Mans is the former capital of the province of Maine, and is too often eclipsed by the annual worldwide famous 24 h race,...

The Loire Cycle Route – Cicerone

From the source in the Massif Central to the Atlantic coast by Mike Wells Book published by Cicerone Press Guidebook to cycling the Loire, France's longest river,...

La Vélodyssée Part One

“l’m one lucky chap? I said to myself sat in departures at Gatwick Airport. My concentration distracted by the itinerary for the next eight...
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