At 9am this morning – Sunday 12th – I’m going to record a chat with Lyn Eyb of FreewheelingFrance.com. It’s the second attempt to do this this week as on Thursday evening the Internet connection was so poor that we abandoned it as a bad job. Hopefully by choosing 9am on a Sunday morning, the Internet will be a little less clogged up with people watching Netflix, downloading games etc… Anyway, my discussion with Lyn will form the basis of the next episode of The Cycling Europe Podcast – episode 051 – and I’ve been doing a bit of preparation…
After our failed attempt a few days ago, I tweeted as much and decided to ask if anyone had any questions that they would like me to ask Lyn about cycling in France. A few people came up with some good questions and you can see them below:
Lyn was even so good as to answer the questions briefly in a few tweets. In the podcast I’m sure she’s say more than she was able to do with 280 characters on Twitter.
I also thought it would be good to include in the podcast the extract from Spain to Norway on a Bike Called Reggie which recounts the morning when I met Lyn in Saumur in France back in 2015. I recorded it a couple of hours ago and, to whet your appetite for the full podcast (which will hopefully be published next weekend), here is that extract, complete with cheesy French music:
Reading and recording that extract reminds me of the holes in my French when it comes to technical words relating to the bicycle so I dug out my ageing bilingual visual dictionary to see if there was a page dedicated to the bicycle. And of course there was:
There’s even one for camping!
I dare say that in the updated version of the book – my copy was first published nearly 20 years ago – uses more modern images. You can buy it here.
The EU’s ‘European Economic and Social Committee’ have produce their own multi-lingual guide with bicycle-related vocabulary in a range of European languages. Here it is in all its glory. Enjoy!
Visit the dedicated Grand Tour page of CyclingEurope.org to find out more about the planned 2022 cycle along some of western Europe’s most iconic cycle routes.
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