French road signage

I like maps. I definitely like maps, and prefer them any day to GPS systems. I’ll admit I’ve never used GPS on my bike, though I’ve used it on Dartmoor walks: having got over the novelty, and marvelled at its precision,  I realised that I was more concerned about reaching my waypoints than taking everything … More French road signage

French fountains

If you’ve done some cycling in southern France, you’ll know how welcome the sight of a village or town fountain is. We’re not talking about some merely ornamental carbuncle, but something of real practical use for a parched cyclist. For the real French fountain is where you can fill up your empty water bottles, drench … More French fountains

Diois weather

I’m not going to deny that one of the main attractions of the Diois region is the climate. Devon, in English terms, on average, does fare well in comparison with the rest of the country. But averages only tell part of the story, and we’ve had an extended poor run of summers for several years … More Diois weather

Cols, cols, cols…

For a cyclist the area is quite simply as good as you could possibly imagine. We’re actually extremely lucky in Devon with the range of riding we have and the beauty of the scenery. I’d even stick my neck out and say that, especially considering we’ve got more miles of roads than the whole of … More Cols, cols, cols…

Local walking…

Despite being so close to town with all the amenities, we’re not short of extremely enjoyable walks in the area. Most paths are extremely clearly marked, with very helpful guideposts (giving timings to significant points on the route) and are colour-coded to help keep you on track. There is also a good range of maps … More Local walking…