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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...
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24 Hours in Le Mans

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

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...

24 Hours in Nantes

The cultural capital of western France and gateway to the Loire Valley comes alive in summer with a multitude of events. The centrepiece is...

Le Magnifique Anjou Vélo Vintage and Loire Valley.

I first visited the Anjou Vélo vintage cycle festival in 2014 and instantly fell in love with the atmosphere, sights, sounds and sheer fun...

Across La Manche – Part Two

The next morning I was up early as normal and I pedalled out of the gates, past the Mayor’s office before rapidly descending the...

Across La Manche – Part One

All French villages, regardless of size, have extremely imposing cemeteries with ornate iron gates. I find the tranquillity and stillness so comforting, if a...
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Rennes, the city and Le Tour

Out of the blue, one of my writers had asked if I would like to join a group of journalists on a trip to...

Cycling in the Dordogne

Cycling in ‘foreign countries’ can be a bit of a stretch, because one is not aware of the local customs, geography, motorists attitude to...
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