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:…

‘…On A Bike Called Reggie’: The Complete Collection

Signed copies of the new book – ‘Spain to Norway on a Bike Called Reggie’ – as well as the first two books – ‘Crossing Europe on a Bike Called Reggie‘ and ‘Along The Med on a Bike Called Reggie‘ – are available for £15 per book, two books for £25 or all three books for…

The Speaking Tour, Continued

It was Ireland last weekend and England this weekend: London and York. Thanks to David Hibbs and all at Blue Door Bicycles in Crystal Palace and all at The York Rally. A long but interesting and enjoyable 2 days! More dates to come in August and September (and January 2018!) – see apsykes.com/speaking.

Lismore And The Immrama Festival Of Travel Writing

My cycle along the Waterford Greenway – see previous post – was inspired by my visit to the Lismore Immrama Festival of Travel Writing where I had been asked to give a talk. A more friendlier and welcoming bunch of people it would be hard to find and I had a wonderful weekend in the…

The Waterford Greenway, Ireland

Here’s the visual story of my day cycling along the Waterford Greenway in Ireland last week. It was certainly Waterford and it was certainly green… I had camped in Dungarvan – my destination at the southern end of the Greenway – on Thursday night…   …and a friendly local (they all seemed to be) offered…

The Cycle Touring Festival – 2017 Edition

Originally posted on Beste Glatisant:
Two years I ago I attended the inaugural Cycle Touring Festival. It was an experience of wonder and excitement, a realisation that I was not alone. Someone put it much better than me and said it was like finding your tribe. And they were right. If you look online, you…