Rides in New Places

Sometimes I like to head off somewhere completely new with my bike and see what the riding is like there. I’ve been cycling in France in each of the previous two years but closer to home there are places like North Wales, Lancashire and Yorkshire where I’d previously never been. We all get bored riding in the same place so it’s good to broaden the horizons every now and again!

Think of the posts below as a sort of cycling tourism and ideas for your next trip somewhere new!

Cycling in Lloret de Mar, the heart of Costa Brava-Girona

Cycling in Lloret de Mar, the heart of Costa Brava-Girona

Lloret de Mar’s cycling inventory is great. You just need to see where it is located, next to the Mediterranean, in the heart of such a cyclist territory as Girona and its thousand landscapes. Plus, the Montseny is a stone’s throw away, the great plains belonging to the Empordà, and the city of Girona, the …

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How To Choose The Perfect Destination For Your Next Hiking Adventure

How To Choose The Perfect Destination For Your Next Hiking Adventure

Are you a wandering soul seeking adventure amidst the monotonous routine of life? Our respect for you has increased infinitely if your answer is yes and your reply to your monotone routine is hiking. Hiking holds great significance in the world of adventure as it is a true test of your patience and endurance. This …

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The Climbs of Omloop het Nieuwsblad – Men’s & Women’s Races

The Climbs of Omloop het Nieuwsblad – Men’s & Women’s Races

Omloop het Nieuwsblad has been the start of the Spring Classics season for a while now. Even when known as Omloop het Volk it usually took pride of place in the opening weekend with Kuurne Brussels Kuurne. Given the race takes part in West Flanders, there’s a fair amount of crossover with the climbs of …

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Cycling the Devil’s Staircase, Wales

Cycling the Devil’s Staircase, Wales

The Devil’s Staircase hill climb lies between the village of Abergwesyn and Tregaron in mid-Wales. Crossing the Cambrian Mountains, the Devils Staircase forms part of the much longer Abergwesyn Pass. The full pass is 14 miles long and is a spectacular mix of wilderness, mountains and steep climbs. It’s not a surprise that the Devil’s Staircase Wales finds itself in the 100 Greatest Cycling Climbs book along with the Tough of Bowland.