Tagged: France

Looking to the summit of the Kemmelberg from the Ossuary

Gent Wevelgem Sportive 2018 Review

Hannah and I decided to head to Belgium this Spring to catch as many of the pro races that we could. It also gave us the chance to ride some of the same roads the pros do. We were signed up to do both the Gent Wevelgem and Tour of Flanders sportives. I’d done the short version of Gent Wevelgem in 2017 but we were...

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La Ronde Picarde 2017 Review

La Ronde Picarde was planned as the last big ride of 2017 and the last little trip away with the bikes. The plan was to do the long 180km route and see if we could tick off Hannah’s first century ride. Taking place in Northern France and centring around Abbeville, La Ronde Picarde would take in a large part of the coast and the Bay...

London to Paris Champs Elysees

Champs Élysées

To most people the Champs Elysees is a premium priced shopping street. With a very wide road in the middle of it and evenly spaced trees lining the edges. To anyone with a bike however it is the iconic finish of the Tour de France. Champs Elysees Every year since 1975, the Tour de France has finished on the wide boulevard of the Champs Élysées. The...

Tour de France 2017 Preview • Favourites/Route/Stages

It’s that time again, time for the most famous bike race there is – the Tour de France. This year the race starts from Dusseldorf in Germany, makes its way over to Liege in Belgium (where I’ve done some riding) before entering France itself towards the end of the 3rd day. The top of the Alps are clipped, before flying across the country to work...

2015 Andre Greipel TDF Stage 2 Sprint Victory

Tour de France 2017 Sprinters • Green Jersey Favourites

The Green Jersey is the coveted prize for all the sprinters in the Tour de France. The ‘maillot verte’ has been wrapped up by Peter Sagan in recent years, with 5 straight wins. During the Tour de France 2017, he will be looking to match the achievements of Erik Zabel who won 6 in a row during the 1990s. The battle for ‘unofficial fastest sprinter...

London to Paris Arc de Triomphe

London to Paris in Under 24 hours

Right so in the traditional Christmas style, gather round children, I have a story or two to tell… I’ve been very neglectful and haven’t been writing for awhile and eventually the guilt and haranguing from family members has meant that my last acts of 2015 will be to finally write up my Dunwich Dynamo and London to Paris experiences and enter 2016 with a clean...