26-28 August: Across in to north western France

Author: Mrs A Location: Coulon, Parc regional du Marais Poitevin, and Borgneuf-en-Retz, France We farewelled the eastern Loire Valley and continued on our way west, heading towards Brittany. We visited the Loire region extensively three years ago, and the memories of the beautiful chateaus and cycleways are still fresh in our memories – we don’t …

9 – 11 May: A dash through France – Champagne to Provence

Author: Mr A Location: Beaune, Mirmande and Bagnols-en-Forêt, France We had three days to travel just under a 1,000km through the centre of France in order to reach our next get together with friends in Provence. That meant the freeways – expensive, boring and fast would be my summary. We spent around €100 on tolls, …

14-15 September: Riding the Camel Trail…and not a hump in sight

Author: Mr A Location: The Camel Valley, Cornwall I had been researching rail trails we could ride in the South West (and there’s many to choose from, bless you Devon, Cornwall and Somerset councils), and up comes one called The Camel Trail near Bodmin. I immediately had visions of cycling along past lines of dromedaries …