A very short introduction…

(If you want to skip this short intro, you can head off to the links to recent posts or archives either to the right, or below if you’re on a mobiles, or use the search box, again at the bottom for mobiles.)

I am very lucky to own a small house in one of the most beautiful parts of the world, near Die in the Drôme Valley, between Valence on the Rhône, and Gap in the Alps. In the French pre-Alps, it has stunning scenery and a largely Mediterranean climate.

My working life is spent in Devon in England, playing and teaching music, and my holidays are spent here, mostly riding a bike, eating the fabulous local produce, and welcoming family and friends to stay.

This blog is really just an extended ongoing record of my love for the place. I bought the house in 2013, and still can’t get enough of it, at any time of the year. I hope if you have the time, you can read of few posts and even more importantly, look at the many pictures – and even they don’t really do it justice.

Whether you ride a bike, enjoy walking, or just being in a beautiful part of France, I can’t imagine anywhere better. And it’s somewhere I still can’t believe I’m able to call home.

You’ll find links to many of my routes, and all the local cols I’ve ridden, at the top of the page, and the archive of posts back to 2013 under ‘Recent posts’ and ‘Archives’. If you’re looking for something in particular, the search function will help.

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