Copyright, Privacy Policy, Cookies and Advertiser T&Cs


All content on Freewheeling France is copyrighted to Freewheeling France unless otherwise stated. We don't mind people linking to our content to share information as long as full credit and links are provided back to us. However we forbid it being copied and pasted without consent. A lot of hard work (and time) goes into collating our information to help make cycling in France easier and more enjoyable. If you'd like to use or share our information on your website, then please ask. Any breaches of copyright can be pursued under French and European intellectual property laws.

Content can be downloaded and printed for personal reference, or for use planning your cycle tour of France.

The images on the site are either the property of Freewheeling France and/or our regular contributors or partners, or sourced from Creative Commons or other copyrighted material. We have provided links to and bylines for all images wherever possible; please let us know if something is inappropriately credited or linked and we will fix it as soon as we can. Users are asked to respect the copyright permissions of each image, as stipulated on the images via the links provided.

Advertiser Terms and Conditions (en français)

1.1 Following receipt of payment and acceptable text information, the Advertisement will commence being displayed on the FREEWHEELING FRANCE website within a reasonable amount of time and will continue to be displayed for however many days agreed on booking (confirmed by email) of the duration of the contract from that day forward. The date at which the Advertisement is first displayed shall also be known as the effective start date of this Agreement.

1.2  Advertisements must not contravene French laws relating to Trade Descriptions, Sex Discrimination, Privacy, Copyright, or any laws promoting a proper and fair trading environment and internet user experience.  

1.3 FREEWHEELING FRANCE will not accept advertising from companies that produce, sell or specifically advertise pornographic products or services or any other advertising which may be considered inappropriate in the judgment of FREEWHEELING FRANCE. FREEWHEELING FRANCE reserves the right to define “inappropriate” in this context.

1.4 Upon payment, advertisers accept they are purchasing advertising on the FREEWHEELING FRANCE website. Advertisements will only be uploaded after payment has been received and cleared through the FREEWHEELING FRANCE bank or receiving agent.

1.5 The content of the Advertisement is per the format confirmed in writing at the time of Advertisement acceptance.

1.6 FREEWHEELING FRANCE reserves the right to republish any advertisement in electronic or printed format without seeking the Advertiser’s permission as part of its marketing and promotion of the website and its Advertisers. This includes Social Media. 

1.7 Payments due from the Advertiser must be paid in full before Advertisements are uploaded to FREEWHEELING FRANCE. All payment requests will be made via emailed invoice.

1.8 All Advertisements will run for 12 months from the date of Advertisement upload, unless otherwise agreed in writing. Any discounts or promotional rates apply to this period only.

1.9 Payments for Advertising are non-refundable within the 12-month Advertising period unless agreed in writing with FREEWHEELING FRANCE. 

2.0 Advertising rates and terms are subject to revision and FREEWHEELING FRANCE reserves the right to vary terms and conditions.

2.1 Advertisements procured by cold calling are subject to 7 working day cooling off period with full money back guarantee from the date of the placement of the order. Cancellation of the order must be received by email. The cooling off period does not apply to adertisers who take an Advertisement in conjunction with advertising promotions on FREEWHEELING FRANCE or other websites or where Advertisers approach FREEWHEELING FRANCE for advertising.

2.2 The Advertiser is solely responsible for any legal liability arising out of or relating to (1) the Advertisement, and/or (2) any material to which users can link to through its Advertisement.

2.3 The Advertiser is responsible for Advertisement content and Links, if applicable, and guarantees that the use, reproduction, distribution, or transmission of the Advertisement will not violate any criminal laws or any rights of any third parties, including, but not limited to copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret, music, image, or other proprietary or property right, false advertising, unfair competition, defamation, invasion of privacy or rights of celebrity, violation of any anti-discrimination law or regulation, or any other right of any person or entity. FREEWHEELING FRANCE is not liable for any loss, damages, claims, or causes of action, including legal fees and expenses that may be incurred by FREEWHEELING FRANCE arising out of or related to Advertiser’s breach of above representations and warranties.

2.4 Advertisers are responsible for approving Advertisements content and for keeping their contact details up to date. FREEWHEELING FRANCE will not be liable for any mistake or loss caused by error due to inaccuracies in the publishing of any Advertisement. It is the responsibility of the Advertiser to notify FREEWHEELING FRANCE immediately of any error in the Advertisement.

2.5 FREEWHEELING FRANCE shall not be liable for circumstances beyond its control that affect the ability of users to access Advertisements. This includes interrupted access to the website, technical malfunctioning of the user’s website, interruption of the service owing to technical problems with the Internet network, outside intrusion or computer viruses. 

2.6 FREEWHEELING FRANCE reserves the right to briefly suspend access to its website to necessitate maintenance work. Any technical interruptions shall not result in any compensation or discount. 

2.7 This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of France. It is available in both English and French translations.

Privacy Policy

Freewheeling France respects the privacy of all our users, and we are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Any information we collect about you from our newsletter, blogs, or via any social media tools will only be used for the purpose of informing you about the site and its developments, or for the purposes of improving the site and your user experience. We only collect email addresses and, when submitted voluntarily by users, names and locations. 

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard the information we collect.

Newsletter subscribers can unsubscribe at any time by following the unsubscribe prompts on the newsletter, or by emailing

Cookie policy


Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our website. By continuing to browse the website, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive. We use the following cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website.
  • Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
  • Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This can enable us to personalise our content for you, for instance by greeting you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
  • Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.

Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies.

You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our website.

Any changes we may make to our cookie policy in the future will be posted on this page.

Questions, comments and requests regarding this cookie policy are welcomed and should be sent to

Links to other websites

Freewheeling France links to many other websites in oreder to provide you with as much good information about cycling and/or France as we can. However, we do not have any control over websites to which we link. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information you provide while visiting other sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Copyright information, Privacy Policy, Cookies and Advertiser T&Cs were updated on January 1, 2020. Freewheeling France may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. Please check this page from time to time to ensure you are happy with any changes.

If you have any questions about this privacy policy – or any other aspect of the site – you can email or write to Freewheeling France, Borie, 24230 Montcaret, France. 

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