Escaping the UK after a long illness made France feel like an exotic location. My trips, both solo and with Michele, have been wonderful cycling experiences full of all the things you might expect from a nation famous for its food, wine and empty roads.

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French Connections: part two

Waking up to warm sunshine wasn’t something I had experienced at all this year until Michele and I hit the shores of Brittany. All our fears about cold and wet conditions evaporated in the first few days we were there. When you are cycle tou...

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French Connections: early days

I’m sat at home contemplating the last five weeks. That’s how long it is since I was last here for more than a few days and the first time I’ve been able to relax properly without feeling I had to do something. It’s also th...

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Departure beckons

Since I began my project four years ago I haven’t once left home on a tour where I wasn’t either riding a great distance or preparing for a long journey. When Michele and I leave for Brittany on Monday night it will be the first time t...

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Getting out there again

With just three weeks to go until Michele and I head off to France  to explore Brittany on our trikes we still haven’t managed a camping weekend. The beautiful week that has just passed by coincided with Saturday work for Michele and althoug...