Frank Burns: Ballysadare-Sligo-Dromahair – 50km

Originally posted on Serendipities of life:
I hadn’t realised Sligo had produced so many influential personalities. On a guided walk around the city, we learned a lot about WB Yeats in the birthplace of his maternal family,? and he is now buried in Drumcliff, just 20km north, having been exhumed from his first place of…

Maxine Dodd’s Tour De France

Maxine has featured here before and, with the theme of the week being the Tour de France, I see no reason not to share another of her rather beautiful posts. More available on her own site. Hello! Another scene from this lovely stage – this time showing team BMC riding past the fans lining the…

Le Tour 2017: Live (Almost) From The Ligne D’Arrivée

Well, CyclingEurope.org has rarely been closer to the action. Today we are at the arrival line of stage 10 of the Tour de France in Bergerac. More updates later (although let’s face it, you might find out who won more quickly by watching ITV4…)

Bienvenue En France, A Bergerac Et Au Tour De France 2017!

It’s taken nine years of blogging, over 2,500 blog posts, 20,000 kilometres of cycling around Europe and three (rather good) books… but I’ve finally been invited on an all-expenses tour of a foreign land. The land in question is the Dordogne region of France and earlier this afternoon I touched down in Bergerac for four…

En Roue Libre: Le Festival Du Voyage A Vélo

One for the francophones (& filmmakers – see below): “Le samedi 17 mars 2018, le GRACQ de Watermael-Boitsfort propose aux amoureux de la petite reine une journée entièrement dédiée aux voyages à vélo. Les projections de films vous feront découvrir qu’ici ou ailleurs, seul(e), en famille ou entre amis, que l’on soit jeune ou moins…

6th July 2014, Côte De Greetland, Elland, Yorkshire

Very often when you look back upon events of the past, they seem to have happened only very recently when in fact they took place many years ago. I have the opposite sensation about the 6th July 2014 as the events of that particularly momentous day appear (in my mind at least) to have taken…

Cycling The World, Again, Phileas Fogg Style

Long-term followers of the website – and I mean very long-term as in those who were here at the start back in August 2008 – may remember one person getting more column inches on this blog than any other. He was first mentioned in this post and this is what I wrote at the time:…