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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

Saturday, June 7 - The Géant heads home to the Tourmalet

Help take the Geant du Tourmalet home for the summer at this unique local event on June 7. • Jun 03, 2014

Cycling in Morzine in May

In this guest blog, Ali Gibb reports from Morzine, where she's been out christening the cols in May. • May 27, 2014

Climbing the Galibier, Alpe d'Huez and other cols in September and October

Reader Q&A: Andrew emailed to ask whether it was possible to climb the higher cols of the Alps well into September and October. • May 19, 2014

Watching the Tour de France in the Pyrenees

Reader Q&A: Derek has emailed to ask about watching the Tour de France in the mountains of the Pyrenees. Here's our email Q&A. • May 19, 2014

Urban downhill riding - crazy helmet footage

More from the 'thanks but no thanks but WOW' folder ... The winning ride in the 2013 Valparaiso Cerro Abajo urban downhill event. • May 15, 2014

Our baguette came in one of these yesterday

A little something that made me smile after I bought our bread and cheese ... • May 09, 2014

Cycling in France in the New Zealand Herald

I was super excited recently to be asked to write an introduction to cycling in France for the New Zealand Herald's travel section – you can read the article here. • May 03, 2014

Girl loves boy, boy loves bike - watch what happens next

This quirky little film about a girl who loves a boy who loves a bike will make you smile all day. • Apr 19, 2014

Free books! Cycling guidebooks covering ALL of France to give away

Here's how to win a pack of books containing the London to Paris Avenue Verte guide, Cycling Southern France and Cycling Northern France guidebooks. • Apr 03, 2014

Cycling tours in the French Alps

Reader Q&A: Pat wrote in from Australia to ask about cycling tours in the French Alps that are suited to cyclists wanting to ride at a leisurely pace. • Mar 30, 2014

Hiring bikes and a dog trailer in Corsica

Reader Q&A: Millie wrote in to ask about hiring bikes and a dog trailer in Corsica. • Mar 25, 2014

Road bike hire in the Pyrenees

Reader Q&A: Eirik emailed from Norway to ask about high spec road bike hire in the Pyrenees. Here's our Q&A. • Mar 25, 2014

Bike hire in Calais

Reader Q&A: Laila wrote to ask about hiring bikes in Calais. • Mar 24, 2014

Tour de France photography workshops

Fancy combining a trip to the Tour de France with a workshop to improve your digital photography skills? Then this one's for you. • Mar 22, 2014

Welcoming the sun with a few bike tweaks and a wash

A quick photo blog: Here's how we welcomed spring last weekend. • Mar 16, 2014

French government plan to encourage more cycling and walking

The French government has released details of a new transport plan to get more people cycling and walking. • Mar 13, 2014

A family cycling holiday in Corsica

Reader Q&A: Susanne wrote from Denmark to ask about a family biking holiday in Corsica. • Mar 10, 2014

Bike hire for the Paris-Roubaix Challenge

Reader Q&A: Mark wrote in from Australia to ask about bike hire for the Paris-Roubaix Challenge. • Mar 10, 2014

UCI Mountain Bike World Cup in Meribel

The final round of the 2014 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup Finals will be held in Méribel, August 23-24. • Mar 04, 2014

Canal du Midi Bike Rental

Reader Q&A: Andy wrote in to ask about bike hire on the Canal du Midi. Should he bring his own bike or hire one? • Mar 03, 2014

Bike hire in Morzine

News: High-spec road bike hire is now available from Tri4theAlps in Morzine. • Feb 24, 2014

Wild camping in the Pyrenees during the Tour de France

Reader Q&A: Derek emailed to ask about wild camping in the Pyrenees during the Tour de France. • Feb 24, 2014

Bike hire in Paris

Reader Q&A: Claire wants to hire bikes in Paris for a campervan-based cycling holiday to the Loire, Burgundy and Champagne. • Feb 20, 2014

Route advice for cycling through France

Reader Q&A: Hugh wrote to ask about cycling routes from Avignon to northern France. • Feb 20, 2014

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