Planning a cycling holiday in France

Taking a bike on the Dover to Calais ferry

Richard Peace has these tips for taking your bike on the Dover Calais ferry.

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Choosing panniers for cycle touring

Which panniers are best for cycle touring? Bob Zeller weighs into the debate with these considerations to help you choose the perfect panniers for your trip.

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Training for a sportive - 10 tips

Signing up for a sportive? Regular sportive rider and Le Mans 24-hour solo specialist Neil Moss has these tips to help your preparation and training.

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Nannybag luggage storage in France

Using Nannybag to store luggage, bikes and bike boxes while you're cycling in France.

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Tips for planning your first bicycle tour

Mike Barry was one of Canada’s most respected frame-builders and a regular visitor to France. Here, we share his tips for your first cycling tour.

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Bonking – and how to avoid it

There's nothing worse than bonking while cycling, but it can happen to anyone – what is bonking and how do you avoid it?

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Books About Cycling in France

Here are some books about cycling in France to help inspire your own trip

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Should you pay for bike parking at a hotel? (Your answer should be a very loud NO!)

Should you pay to store your bike overnight at a hotel? Here's why your answer should always be 'NO WAY!'

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Buying bikes in France for a Loire cycle tour

Reader Q&A: Robin emailed from Australia to ask about buying a bike for a cycling tour along the EuroVelo 6 from Orléans to Dole.

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Taking bikes on the new Paris-Bordeaux trains

Two new high-speed railway lines open in July, linking Paris to Bordeaux, and Paris to Rennes. Here's what you need to know about TGV Océane and TGV Armorique.

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