Time to leave

My last day here for now, and time for one last ride before house tidying and cleaning. It’s been a vintage summer for getting up to Vercors – unlike last summer, this year Vercors has rarely been wearing its cap of cloud, and indeed, in the high temperatures of this summer has been a pleasant … More Time to leave

Choosing routes

Having said goodbye to my Exeter friends, I’m back to solo rides, and perhaps a bit more time for reflection. While I was thinking about where to take Andy, Keith and Anthony, I obviously wanted to show off the great sights (of which you will know there are plenty around here), the different terrains within … More Choosing routes

Another ‘thanks to knedlicky’ ride: Col d’Allimas

BikeRadar forumite knedlicky certainly knows the area well – he has suggested previous superb routes (including recently the Gorges des Écouges), and when I had a clear day with clear weather, his suggestion of a route including the Col d’Allimas was for the riding. It needed to be a clear day, as the focal point … More Another ‘thanks to knedlicky’ ride: Col d’Allimas

The new bike

If you’ve been following this blog and looking at the photos, you might might have become familiar with my Cannondale SuperSix. I’ve had the bike since 2010, and it has it taken me around the roads of Devon and Drôme region over about 18,000 miles, including the epic ride down to Die three years ago. … More The new bike