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Anjou Fête du vélo – June every year

Anjou Fête du Vélo draws more than 20,000 cyclists to the heart of the Loire Valley every June. • Dec 28, 2014

Guided bike tours in Normandy and Brittany

Reader Q&A: Yuksell wrote in to ask about guided bike tours in Normandy and Brittany. • Dec 16, 2014

Paris to ban cars and boost bike use

French mayor Anne Hidalgo wants spend €100 million on cycling and ban cars to prevent pollution choking the city. • Dec 08, 2014

Nantes-Brest Canal route update

Jennifer rode the Nantes-Brest Canal in autumn 2014. She has sent me this update on the route and her trip. • Nov 10, 2014

Little girl, big dream – Help make Beth's dream trip come true

Here's how you can help Beth and her mum Katie make their worldwide adventure a reality. • Nov 09, 2014

Aussie Beth's round-the-world adventure

An Aussie girl is planning a round-the-world trip of a lifetime – and she's got cycling in France on her bucket list. • Nov 04, 2014

Bike routes from ferry ports in France

Here are a few links to bike routes from French ferry ports that I've got on the site. • Nov 03, 2014

Canal du Midi and Canal de Garonne luggage transfer

Reader Q&A:Scott emailed about luggage transfer for a canal ride in the south of France. Here's our email exchange. • Oct 21, 2014

Bike facilities at the Saint-Nazaire Holiday Inn Express

An irregular series of blogs about bike facilities at cycling hotels, B&Bs and gites in France. Here's the Holiday Inn Express at Saint-Nazaire. • Oct 21, 2014

Bike rental along the Loire River

Reader Q&A: Catherine wrote in to ask about bike hire along the Loire River. Here's our email exchange. • Oct 21, 2014

Bike facilities at Les Camélias in the Auvergne

An irregular series of photo blogs about cycling facilities at bike-friendly hotels, B&Bs and gites around France. • Oct 18, 2014

Bike facilities at Chalet Ribot on Alpe d'Huez

An irregular series of photo blogs about cycling facilities at cycling hotels, B&Bs and gites around France. • Oct 17, 2014

Online petition to open Puy de Dome every Sunday for cycling

Sign the online petition to open Puy de Dome every Sunday for cycling. • Oct 15, 2014

How to send bikes from Valence to Zurich

Reader Q&A: Bridget emailed from Australia – she needed to arrange for her parents' bikes to be shipped from Valence to Zurich after her dad became ill while cycling in France. Here's our email exchange. • Oct 07, 2014

A little Aussie video to mark Cadel Evans' retirement

A lovely little video looking back at the early career of Australian Tour de France winner Cadel Evans. • Sep 26, 2014

The Eurostar with bikes - tell us your stories

Have you caught the Eurostar between London and France with your bike? Drop me a line about your experiences and any tips for other cyclists. • Sep 25, 2014

Day ride in the Vendée, September 16

Info on a 21km day ride in the Vendée on September 16, 2014. • Sep 05, 2014

In case you missed it ...

Here's our lovely new newsletter with what's been coming out of my kitchen lately. • Sep 01, 2014

Moselle Cycle Route Guidebook

Outdoor guidebook specialist Cicerone has published a guide to the Moselle Cycle Route. • Aug 29, 2014

Be part of the world's biggest human bicycle

Your chance to be part of the world's biggest bicycle ... in Bradford. • Aug 28, 2014

Mark Beaumont's £2.5m John O'Groat's to Gibraltar charity ride for children's hospitals

Mark Beaumont's John O'Groats to Gibraltar charity bike ride aims to raise £2.5m for children's hospitals. • Aug 28, 2014

Cycling from St Malo to Pontivy on voies vertes

Reader Q&A: Hilde wants to avoid hills en route to Pontivy by bike – here's our email exchange. • Aug 27, 2014

Bike tour in the Vosges

Reader Q&A: I received an email from Diane asking about bike tours in the Vosges. • Aug 19, 2014

Cycling the coast of Brittany from Brest to Vannes

Reader Q&A: Claire emailed to ask about cycling along the west coast of Brittany from Brest to Vannes. Here's our email exchange. • Aug 19, 2014

Cycling accommodation for 5 families in France

Reader Q&A: How to find accommodation for 5 families researching a French cycling holiday. • Aug 16, 2014

Puy-de-Dôme cols open to cyclists one morning a week

Exciting news from Auvergne, where four cols in the Puy-de-Dôme are closing to cars each week throughout summer to give cyclists exclusive access. Here are the details. • Jul 27, 2014

You drive 648km to see the Tour de France and this is what you see when you get home ...

You drive a 648km round trip to see the Tour de France and this is what you see in your village when you get home ... • Jul 25, 2014

Bunting, pelotons and pizza (or stage 18 in Bagnères-de-Bigorre)

A little report from stage 18 of the Tour de France in Bagnères-de-Bigorre. • Jul 25, 2014

Some stage 17 piccies from Génos

We caught stage 17 of the Tour de France in Génos yesterday – here are some piccies. • Jul 24, 2014

Cows and caravans (or a day at the Tour de France)

Cows, caravans and emergency pee-pees (or a day at the Tour de France with kids). • Jul 23, 2014

Sale on ferry tickets to France

Here's a quick blog about some ferry deals on offer right now, including for foot passengers with bikes. • Jul 21, 2014

Watching the Tour de France in the Dordogne

The Dordogne will host two key stages of this year’s Tour de France on July 25-25 – here’s how to get in on the action. • Jul 18, 2014

Tour de France Maubourguet Pays du Val d'Adour-Bergerac, July 25

Here are some maps to help you plan where to watch Stage 19 of the Tour de France, the 208.5km stage from Maubourguet Pays du Val d'Adour to Bergerac on July 25. • Jul 18, 2014

Tour de France Bergerac to Perigueux, July 26, 2014

Here are some maps to help you plan where to watch the Stage 20 2014 Tour de France time trial from Bergerac to Perigueux on July 26. • Jul 18, 2014

Tour de France road closures in the Pyrenees

Tour de France road closures in the Pyrenees for stages 16, 17 and 18 on July 22 to 24. • Jul 16, 2014

Tour de France road closures July 20 (Tallard to Nimes)

Tour de France road closures for Stage 15 on July 20, the 222km stretch from Tallard to Nîmes. • Jul 16, 2014

Tour de France road closures July 19 (Grenoble-Risoul)

Tour de France road closures for Stage 14 on July 19, 177km from Grenoble to Risoul. • Jul 16, 2014

Advice for planning a cycling trip from Geneva to Provence

Reader Q&A: Earlier this year, I received an email from a lady in the States whose 16-year-old son was planning a cycling trip to France. I've since been in sporadic contact with one of the boys since. • Jul 01, 2014

Advice for two 16-year-olds cycling in France

Reader Q&A: In April, I received an email from Eileen, whose 16-year-old son and his mate were planning a cycling trip to France. Here's our correspondence. • Jul 01, 2014

Can Kenyan athletes dominate cycling the way they do running?

Can Kenyan athletes dominate cycling the way they do middle and long distance running? Watch this to find out. • Jul 01, 2014

Recumbent cycling holidays in France

Jean Ferraton runs recumbent bike tours in France and Spain. I spoke to him about recumbent cycling holidays. • Jun 16, 2014

Hilton hotel cycling breaks for Yorkshire Tour de France

Hilton Hotels have cycling packages available all year to mark the Tour de France starting in Yorkshire. • Jun 13, 2014

Getting from Grenoble to Bourg d'Oisans

Reader Q&A: John emailed to ask about transport options from Grenoble to Bourg d'Oisans for cycling Alpe d'Huez. • Jun 13, 2014

Rhine River Cycle Route campsites

Reader Q&A: Jessica emailed to ask about campsites along the Rhine River Cycle Route. • Jun 13, 2014

Late B&B availability for the Tourmalet for the Tour de France

One of the most bike-friendly B&Bs on our radar has had a late cancellation for Tour de France week. • Jun 12, 2014

Late hotel availability for stage 2 of Tour de France in Yorkshire

Late hotel availability at Nidd Hall Hotel for stage 2 of Tour de France in Yorkshire. • Jun 12, 2014

Campsites for the Tour de France in Britain

Here's a map of campsites for the first three stages of the 2014 Tour de France from Yorkshire down through Sheffield and Cambridge. • Jun 12, 2014

Bike hire in Le Mans

Reader Q&A: Andrew wrote to ask about bike hire in Le Mans. Here's what we came up with. • Jun 11, 2014

La Route du Sud 2014, Pyrénées, June 20-22

The Route du Sud is the last chance to see leading riders before the Tour de France starts in Yorkshire on July 5. • Jun 10, 2014

Family cycling weekend in the Dordogne, June 14-15, 2014

If you're in south-west France on June 14-15, then check out this great family cycling weekend on the western fringes of the Dordogne. • Jun 03, 2014

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