La France À Vélo – À La Rencontre De Ses Habitants

Time to dig out your French dictionary and start regretting not having done your French homework all those years ago. Here’s a fun – and very well made – film about cycling across France during the COVID 19 epidemic. His route is not dissimilar to that of my own journey south across France in 2022. Other films about cycling across France are available, notable my own… Thanks to the ever-supportive Simon Johnson for pointing me in the direction of Tortuga’s film. One for all lovers of France (and those in training to become one…)

Le Grand Tour: Day 47 – The Aftermath Of The Storm (Draft)

Progress is being made on the book about 2022’s Grand Tour. The drat should be finished by the end of the year and then I can think about getting this fourth travelogue published for all the world to read. In advance, however, here’s another extract – in draft – that I have just completed. It recounts the day after the night before! There had been a storm at the end of day 46 and here I am picking up the pieces and getting my journey back on track as I cross the border from France and enter Switzerland…

TUDOR’s Strategy Within The Pro Cycling World

TUDOR, the high-performance Swiss watch brand, is making major moves into the world of cycling. In recent collaborations with Swiss cycling legend Fabian Cancellara and partnerships with established cycling events and teams, TUDOR aims for cycling dominance. Capabilities like enhanced readability, water resistance, and GPS technology are featured in their luxury timepieces, making them suited for professional cyclists. These partnerships and their commitment to the sport are solidifying TUDOR’s presence and impact on the pro-cycling scene.

Everything You Ever* Wanted To Know About Recording And Editing A Cycle Touring Podcast (…But Were Afraid To Ask)

Way back in the dim and distant past (early 2010s…) I used to write posts for CyclingEuyrope.org based upon the questions that people had emailed me. I thought that others might appreciate my words of, err… ‘wisdom’ on topics such as where to go cycle touring, what to take with you, what tent to buy and then later, how to write a book. (I should be doing that right now rather than procrastinating writing this, but I digress…) This week I received an interesting (and lengthy) email from Mark Skidmore, a teacher from Cumbria and he was asking about the technical aspects of recording and editing the podcast. I responded with an equal amount of detail and it struck me that I should rekindle that habit from ten years ago and share my thoughts with the wider world, not just Mark. So here you go: how to record a podcast and then edit it!

The Cycling Europe Podcast: Episode 076 – Tim Sanders – The Parenzana Trail / Venice to Munich

Tim Sanders holds the accolade of being one of only two people to have attended every single Cycle Touring Festival since the event first appeared on the calendar in 2015. During this year’s event in Clitheroe he spoke to The Cycling Europe Podcast not only about the joys of the festival but also about a recent cycling journey that took him from the Istrian Peninsula on the Adriatic coast along the Parenzana Trail to Trieste and onwards over the Alps to Munich in southern Germany.

Episode 076: Tim Sanders – The Parenzana Trail / Venice to Munich

Tim Sanders holds the accolade of being one of only two people to have attended every single Cycle Touring Festival since the event first appeared on the calendar in 2015. During this year’s event in Clitheroe he spoke to The Cycling Europe Podcast not only about the joys of the festival but also about a recent cycling journey that took him from the Istrian Peninsula on the Adriatic coast along the Parenzana Trail to Trieste and onwards over the Alps to Munich in southern Germany.

adult cyclist drinking water while riding bicycle

Mastering Cycling Hydration: Tips For Optimal Performance

Let’s start by stating the obvious – there can hardly be a cyclist who doesn’t understand the importance of staying hydrated. Whether you’re commuting to work or adventuring off into the scenic trails of Europe, hydration is essential for optimal performance and staying healthy. However, mastering hydration isn’t as simple as taking a sip from your water bottle every time you feel thirsty. The fact that you feel thirsty means you are already at least mildly dehydrated.