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Loire chateau cycling holiday bike rental

Reader Q&A: Oscar emailed in to ask about the logistics of organising a cycling holiday in the Loire. • Sep 04, 2013

Hotels for cycling the Galibier in the Maurienne Valley

Reader Q&A: Martin emailed to ask about hotel accommodation for cycling the Galibier and Iseran in the Maurienne Valley. • Sep 02, 2013

Where is a good base for a cycling holiday in France in May?

Reader Q&A: Where is a good base for a fixed base cycling holiday in France during May? • Aug 28, 2013

Bike routes around St Malo and Dinan in Brittany

Reader Q&A: Hilde wrote in to ask about St Malo and Dinan bike routes • Aug 26, 2013

How to get back to England after cycling through France

Reader Q&A: Luke wants to know how to get back to England after his cycle tour to the south of France. • Aug 25, 2013

Do I need to wear a high-visibility vest while cycling in France?

Reader Q&A: Elan wrote in to ask about whether he needed to wear a high visibility vest during his cycle tour of France. • Aug 25, 2013

Bike hire in Nantes

Reader Q&A: Our latest reader query came in this week asking where to find bike rental in Nantes. • Aug 25, 2013

Chris Froome souvenir magazine celebrates 2013 Tour de France win

Chris Froome souvenir magazine celebrates 2013 Tour de France win • Aug 22, 2013

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. • Aug 21, 2013

How to get from Brittany to Bordeaux for the Canal de Garonne

Reader Q&A: Les wants to know about getting from Brittany to Bordeaux (without going via Paris) for his Canal de Garonne bike ride • Aug 21, 2013

Bike hire in the Somme

Reader Q&A: Patricia wants to know about bike hire for cycling the Somme. • Aug 21, 2013

Bike hire and cycling routes from Monaco to Barcelona

Reader Q&A: Jabandie wants to know about getting bikes to France from Germany. Or should they rent bikes? They plan to cycle from Monaco to Barcelona. • Aug 21, 2013

Should I bring my bike or buy one in Toulouse?

Reader Q&A: We're asked how to go about buying and selling a bike in France if hiring one is too expensive. • Aug 21, 2013

Family bike weekend in Pays de Montaigne in the Dordogne

If you're in Aquitaine August 30-31, check out this great family cycling weekend in the Dordogne. • Aug 20, 2013

Maps for cycling around Fontainebleau

Reader Q&A: Jackie emailed about Fontainebleau cycling maps. • Aug 18, 2013

Ventoux cycling accommodation and planning advice

Reader Q&A: Julia emailed to ask about Mont Ventoux cycling accommodation and for local route planning advice. • Aug 18, 2013

How do I meet other cyclists in St Malo?

Reader Q&A: Sally emailed from St Malo to ask about hooking up with other cyclists in Brittany. • Aug 18, 2013

Maps for cycling the D-Day beaches of Normandy

Reader Q&A: Jim emailed from the States to ask about maps for cycling the D-Day beaches of Normandy. • Aug 18, 2013

Cycle tour companies for the Paris-Roubaix

Reader Q&A: Adrian and Kathy emailed from Australia to ask about riding the Paris-Roubaix. • Aug 18, 2013

The Pyrenees welcomes cyclists after the floods

The High Pyrenees are open to cyclists following the early summer floods that devastated the region. • Jul 23, 2013

Tour de France Poster Art

Need something cool for that space on your wall? Check out this range of cycling poster art based on the Tour de France • Jul 14, 2013

Last-minute guide to watching the Tour de France in France

It's not to late to see the Tour de France in person. Here are some ideas to help you make it happen. • Jun 27, 2013

Cycling festival in Devon June 22 to celebrate new English Channel cycling route

Tavistock in Devon will host a cycling festival to celebrate the official launch of the Tour de Manche bike route on June 22, 2013. • Jun 17, 2013

Cycling accommodation in France - Advice for owners

In this guest blog, cyclist and former auberge owner Julia Stagg looks at cycling accommodation from the perspective of both cyclists and owners • Jun 03, 2013

Exactly what is secure bike parking?

Just what constitutes secure bike parking when you're on the road? We look at what's acceptable (and what's not). • Jun 03, 2013

Official 2013 Tour de France programme out now

The Official 2013 Tour de France programme is out now - here's where to get it • May 22, 2013

Magazines about cycling and France that we like

Here are a few links to some magazines about cycling and France that we like • May 15, 2013

Eurostar's bicycle policy

Eurostar's bicycle policy can be confusing - it pays to take some time to consider your options before booking. • May 14, 2013

Our first taste of Eurocamp

We checked out Eurocamp's cycling facilities at its campsite near Le Bugue in the Dordogne • May 12, 2013

Welcome to the new-look Freewheeling France

Freewheeling France has a new look and some new features – I hope you like them and find them useful • May 07, 2013

Pierre Marcel and his wheely wonderful studio

The most important item in artist Pierre Marcel's outdoor studio in Saint-Clair-sur-Epte is his bike. • Mar 28, 2013

New cycle tours in Languedoc

Blogger Gerry Patterson has turned his love of cycling into a business running cycling tours in Languedoc. Here's how he did it • Nov 19, 2012

Henri Cartier Bresson at the Velodrome d’hiver in Paris

Henri Cartier-Bresson's wonderful behind-the-scenes photos shot at the Velodrome d’hiver in Paris grace the cover of the latest issue of Rouleur magazine. • Oct 26, 2012

Charity ride inspiration - Mark's horse racing route

Mark Cramer has based his charity bike ride to the Bois de Boulogne for Crohn’s disease and colitis around horse-racing - here's why • Sep 03, 2012

Bradley Wiggins Tour de France: Souvenir Magazine

You can get your hands on a special magazine marking Bradley Wiggins' historic Tour de France win - if you're quick • Jul 30, 2012

The Avenue Verte London to Paris Cycle Route Opens

The Avenue Verte bike route, the 'official' cycle route between London and Paris, has been inaugurated. • Jun 25, 2012

Cycling in the Parc naturel régional des Ardennes

One of France's newest and largest national parks is a cyclist's playground. • Jun 12, 2012

Take our Tour de France Quiz

Think you know everything about the Tour de France? Then test your knowledge by taking our 20-question Tour de France quiz. • Jun 11, 2012

Interview: Geography of Youth

Morrigan and Alan are cycling the world to photograph twentysomethings. We caught up with them as they were cycling through France • Jun 11, 2012

Official 2012 Tour de France programme out now

The Official 2012 Tour de France souvenir programme is out now, published by the people behind ProCycling magazine • May 23, 2012

Author interview: Nancy Brook

Nancy Brook cycled 700 miles from Bordeaux to the Alps – a ride she's since documented in a book. We asked her about the trip • Apr 28, 2012

Cycling in Paris - Take our safety quiz

Take our Paris safety quiz for some great advice to help make seeing the French capital that little less daunting. • Jan 29, 2012

Cycling in Paris - Bicycle Culture

Mark Cramer has been cycling in Paris for more than 10 years. He traces the growth of bicycle culture in the French capital. • Jan 29, 2012

Taking bikes on trains in France

I thought I'd post a short blog with some more info on traveling with your bike on trains in France • Jan 16, 2012

Our mini cyclists take to the road

Our future cyclist is out exploring the French countryside in his new Croozer bike trailer. Here's how we decided what trailer to get him. • Nov 21, 2011

How Paris became a bicycle friendly city

Paris is one of cycling's success stories – cycling campaigner Audrey de Nazelle recalls how the campaign for change started • Sep 26, 2011

Hubert Opperman's 1930 Tour de France Photos

In the wake of Cadel Evans' Tour de France win, we look at the rare Tour photos that once belonged to Australia's first cycling hero • Aug 02, 2011

Australians at the Tour de France

With Cadel Evans' win at the 2011 Tour de France, I thought I'd indulge in a little history of Australians in the Tour de France • Jul 24, 2011

Answering the call of nature while cycling

Guest blogger John Traynor has this advice for negotiating roadside and campsite calls of nature • Jul 20, 2011

Riding the Tour de France for charity

Guest blogger Robin Weston first rode the Tour de France route in 2006. In September he will tackle the 2011 route • Jul 05, 2011

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