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Guest blog: Gary & Rachel's world record e-bike ride – on the road

Gary and Rachel Corbett are attempting to set a world e-bike record. Here's their first blog from the road. • Apr 28, 2015

Bike route for cycling from Strasbourg to Marseille

Reader Q&A: David asked for a bike route from Strasbourg to Marseille that avoided mountains. Here's what we came up with. • Apr 27, 2015

Bike hire in Nimes

Reader Q&A: Louise emailed to ask about bike hire in Nimes in Languedoc for a cycle tour to Perpignan. • Apr 23, 2015

Guest blog: Gary & Rachel's world record e-bike ride – the bikes

Gary and Rachel Corbett are attempting to set a world e-bike record. Here, they pick up their bikes. • Apr 23, 2015

Advice for cycling the Canal des 2 Mers

Reader Q&A: After reading about the Canal des Deux Mers bike route, Eli sent me the following email to ask for more advice. • Apr 22, 2015

Seeing the Tour de France for the first time

Reader Q&A: Kate emailed to ask about watching the Tour de France in the Pyrenees. It will be the first time she's seen the race live. • Apr 21, 2015

Sunshine + bikes = France

Here's the link to our latest email newsletter – you can sign up on the homepage. • Apr 20, 2015

Considerations for an e-bike tour

Gary and Rachel Corbett are attempting to set a world e-bike record through Europe. Gary has this advice for other e-bike tourists. • Apr 18, 2015

Road bike hire in the Auvergne

Reader Q&A: David emailed to ask about road bike hire in the Auvergne. Here's our email conversation. • Apr 12, 2015

Bike hire for Disneyland Paris

Amna wrote to ask about bike hire for a stay east of Paris, near Disneyland. Here's our email exchange. • Apr 10, 2015

Renting an electric bike for Alpe d'Huez

Reader Q&A: Mary emailed to ask about electric bike hire for Alpe d'Huez. Here's what I came up with. • Apr 10, 2015

Following the 2015 Tour de France

Reader Q&A: Jamie emailed from Taiwan to ask about following the 2015 Tour de France. Is a campervan or organised tour best? • Apr 09, 2015

Driver support for cycling from Nice to Barcelona

Reader Q&A: Charlie emailed from Scotland to ask about finding a support driver for cycling from Nice to Barcelona. • Apr 08, 2015

Guest blog: Gary & Rachel's world record e-bike ride – the tent

Gary and Rachel Corbett are attempting to set a world e-bike record using the EuroVelo routes through Europe. In his latest blog, Gary writes about their tent. • Apr 07, 2015

Bike hire in Nice

Reader Q&A: Matt wrote to ask about bike hire in Nice. Here's our email exchange. • Apr 04, 2015

Guest blog: Gary & Rachel's world record e-bike ride – route

Gary and Rachel Corbett are attempting to set a world e-bike record using the EuroVelo routes through Europe. In his latest blog, Gary writes about the route. • Apr 01, 2015

Canal du Midi Ride for Cancer Support France

Fancy riding the Canal du Midi for a good cause? Why not join Cancer Support France's ride from Toulouse to Marseillan from June 7-11? • Mar 30, 2015

Cycling from Calais to the Med

Reader Q&A: Mark emailed from Australia with a plethora of questions ahead of his Calais to Provence trip. Here's what I came up with. • Mar 30, 2015

Guest blog: Gary & Rachel's world record e-bike ride – logistics

Gary and Rachel Corbett will set out this spring to try and set a world record for the longest e-bike journey. Gary talks about sorting some of the logistics. • Mar 30, 2015

Riding the Tour de France before the peloton

Reader Q&A: Andy emailed from California to ask about watching the 2015 Tour de France in Rennes. Here's our latest reader Q&A. • Mar 22, 2015

Hotel accommodation in the Loire for a self-guided cycling holiday

Reader Q&A: John asked for advice for a self-guided ride in the Loire for a large group of riders. Here's what I came up with. • Mar 22, 2015

Is there a luggage store at Charles de Gaulle?

Reader Q&A: Donna wrote to ask if there was anywhere to store bike boxes at Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris. • Mar 16, 2015

Cycling the Tourmalet in May

Reader Q&A: Michael emailed to ask about cycling the Tourmalet and Col d'Aspin in early May. Here's what we came up with. • Mar 13, 2015

French train ticket sale

Voyages-SNCF, the French national train ticket outlet, is having a sale until March 19. • Mar 10, 2015

Felix, 11, and his 2,300km charity bike ride

This is 11-year-old Felix Leckie. In July, he'll be riding 2,300km from Newark in Nottinghamshire to Slovenia. Here's his story. • Mar 08, 2015

Ford develops folding electric bike

You know bikes are becoming big business when car manufacturers start getting in on the act. • Mar 05, 2015

Hiring a touring bike in Paris

Reader Q&A: Johan wrote from South Africa to ask about renting (or buying) a touring bike in Paris for his French cycling holiday. • Feb 27, 2015

Bike hire in Porto Vecchio for a Corsica cycling holiday

Reader Q&A: Ewa wrote from Poland to ask about bike hire in Porto Vecchio for a cycling holiday in Corsica. • Feb 25, 2015

Dispatch from Bolivia: Cycling the world's most dangerous road

When I heard my mate had just ridden Bolivia's 'Death Road', I couldn't resist asking her for a guest blog. Here it is. • Feb 22, 2015

Tour de France 2015 - Stage 8 Rennes to Mûr-de-Bretagne

Reader Q&A: Heather emailed to ask about stage 8 of the 2015 Tour de France from Rennes to Mûr-de-Bretagne in Brittany. • Feb 21, 2015

Learn French while cycling in the Alps

Here's a great idea – French lessons in the Alps combined with Morzine cycling holidays and mountain biking. • Feb 15, 2015

Bike hire in the Charente

Reader Q&A: Nicola wrote to ask about road or mountain bike hire in the Charente. Here's our email exchange. • Feb 13, 2015

Gary and Rachel's world record e-bike attempt

In this guest blog, Gary Corbett tells us about his attempt to set a new world record for the longest e-bike journey. • Feb 09, 2015

Road bike hire Bordeaux and St Emilion

Reader Q&A: Chris emailed to ask about road bike hire for a cycling holiday near Bordeaux. • Feb 09, 2015

London Bike Show, February 12-15, 2015

If you're in the UK, then the London Bike Show, February 12-15 at ExCeL London, is the place to be. • Feb 06, 2015

Le Mans 24-hour Cyclosportive, every August

Bikes take over France's most famous car racing track for the 24-hour Le Mans Cyclosportive every August • Feb 05, 2015

Cycle Touring Festival, Lancashire, May 1-3, 2015

If you're in the UK and planning a bike trip, then listen up! Mark the Cycle Touring Festival in your diary. • Jan 29, 2015

Why I don't shop at my local bike shop

If I said I always supported my local bike shop, I'd be lying. Here's why. • Jan 20, 2015

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. • Jan 20, 2015

Bike facilities at Cycle Corsavy

An irregular series of blogs about bike facilities at cycling hotels, B&Bs and gites in France. Here's Rob's cavernous bike room at Cycle Corsavy. • Jan 19, 2015

Bike tours around Paris and Versailles

Reader Q&A: Susanna wrote from Australia to ask about bike tours around Paris and Versailles. • Jan 16, 2015

Where to cycle in Abbeville, Picardy

Reader Q&A: Paul wrote to ask about cycling around Abbeville in Picardy. Here's what we came up with. • Jan 15, 2015

Alsace wine route bike hire

Reader Q&A: Sara emailed from the States to ask about bike hire near Saint-Pierre-Bois for the Alsace wine route. • Jan 12, 2015

Cycling traffic-free routes in Brittany

Reader Q&A: Glenys asked about cycling traffic-free routes in Brittany. Here's our Facebook exchange. • Jan 11, 2015

Day rides in the Hérault department of the Languedoc

Reader Q&A: Susie asked about dayrides around Capestang in the Hérault department of Languedoc-Roussillon. Here's what I suggested. • Jan 07, 2015

30th Festival du Voyage à Vélo, Paris, January 17-18, 2015

The 30th Annual Festival du Voyage à Vélo takes place outside Paris January 17-18, 2015. Here's what to expect. • Jan 02, 2015

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

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