Welcome to June… and to the summer of 2023. Well, if the first is your definition of summer. There are several from which to choose. My focus over the next few months will be continue to write the first draft of my new book about last year’s ‘Grand Tour’ of Europe. I’m now heading south along the Vélodyssée in the west of France (day 25 of around 60) so I should have that draft ready by the end of the summer. However, earlier this year I was approached by Dan Joyce, the editor of Cycling UK’s Cycle magazine, asking if would be able to contribute an article about last year’s cycle. That article has now been published and if you are a member of Cycling UK, you should have received your copy of the magazine in the last few days. It’s the June / July issue.
Are you considering purchasing an ebike but have not decided what kind would be best? There are many things to consider when buying an ebike, such as portability, budget, the type of ebike, and your purpose for getting one. Ebikes are also quite costly. Doing as much research as possible before committing to an ebike would be a good idea.
World Bicycle Day is a global initiative that takes place on 3rd June each year. It was established by the United Nations General Assembly in April 2018 to promote the multiple benefits of using bicycles as a means of transportation, fostering sustainable development, health, and well-being. I’m off for a ride with a friend. Hopefully you are too…
The Tour de France, one of the world’s most prestigious cycling events, is not only a thrilling race but also an opportunity to discover the diverse cultures and flavours of France. While the country is renowned for its wine, it is also home to a burgeoning beer scene that is worth exploring.
Here’s an interesting email from the cyclist and filmmaker Marcus Stitz… I’ve featured his films on CyclingEurope.org before; he is based in Scotland and many of his films are about routes in Scotland but he also ventures further afield. The Culzean Way, however, is one of his Scottish films and when I saw the name I did think it sounded familiar. I’ve just realised why… Culzean Castle!
If you are just getting into cycling and are keen to set yourself up with the right kit, we’re here to help. As a cyclist, there are several items you’ll want on hand at home, so you are prepped and ready to get out on the road. Here are eight of the essentials you’ll need to get started.
Cycling is a great exercise and an enjoyable way to explore the outdoors. It can help to improve both your fitness levels and your mental wellbeing. However, for beginner cyclists, it’s especially important to prioritise safety practices. Regardless of where you’re headed, ensure you are following our top tips to stay safe whilst cycling on the road.
In 1993, recently graduated student Greg Yeoman set off with his Australian friend Kate Leeming on a cycling expedition of nearly 13,000km, from St. Petersburg to Vladivostok. In a journey that is currently impossible, they pedalled across the entire length of post-Soviet Russia, exploring the landscapes and meeting the people as they went. 30 years later, he looks back on his epic adventure.