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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.

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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 ...

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Cycling the Lot Valley

The Lot Valley is an untapped biking paradise, as Richard Peace discovered.

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Cycling on Ile d'Oleron

Karin Badt went cycling on Ile d'Oleron, taking in La Rochelle and Rochefort en route.

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Guide to the 2014 Tour de France in Britain - out now

Here's where to get your copy of a special guide to the 2014 Tour de France in Britain, published by the people behind CyclingPlus magazine.

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Cycling in Robert Louis Stevenson’s footsteps

Inspired by Robert Louis Stevenson’s 'Travels With A Donkey', Patrick Perring cycles from the Tarn to Marseille via the Cevennes and Ventoux.

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Cycling in Alsace

Chocolate ­box villages, wine routes, and miles of stunning scenery. Max Wooldridge has this guide to cycling in Alsace.

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Product Review: Giant Escape 3 Hybrid

How would a £300 bike fare on the road in France? Richard Peace tests one of Giant's 2014 budget offerings.

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Cycling in Provence

Lavender fields, sunny backroad routes and Ventoux – Max Wooldridge has this guide to cycling in beautiful Provence.

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Cycling in the Dordogne

It's one of France's star attractions. Mike Hams has this guide to cycling in the Dordogne – where to go and what to see.

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Cycling in Burgundy

Cycle Burgundy's canals, and follow back roads and tracks through some of the world's greatest wine-producing estates.

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Book review: Brittany's Green Ways, 2nd edition

Brittany's Green Ways by GH Randall is the definitive guidebook for cycling Brittany's voies vertes and veloroutes. Richard Peace has this review of the updated edition

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Cycling the Tourmalet in September

Jon emailed to ask about cycling the Tourmalet in September. Plus he's after Tourmalet accommodation and route advice.

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10 tips for cycling the Canal de Garonne and the Canal du Midi

Bordeaux to Sète - 10 tips for cycling the Canal de Garonne and the Canal du Midi.

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Accommodation for the 2014 Tour de France

Need cycling accommodation for the 2014 Tour de France? Then this page is for you.

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How to make a booking for bikes on French trains

Reader Q&A: Howham wants to know how to book his bike on a French train.

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