The French Haute Route – 2013

The wheels won’t be turning this year on the French alps and I am sad, it will be the first time since the beginning of the French Haute Route that we will not be traversing those familiar high peaks and welcoming the early morning sunshine. Instead we will be taking part in a new adventure:Continue reading “The French Haute Route – 2013”

Finding Gold on Four Wheels – Otago Rail Trail

The three bicycles are sadly locked up as we drive away from the art deco town of Ranfurly in our hire car.  Due to time and for one night only we sadly swap two wheels for four to explore parts of the Otago Rail Trail. With the sun high in the sky we weave our wayContinue reading “Finding Gold on Four Wheels – Otago Rail Trail”

A Chilly Cycle in France

We assumed we had cycled every exiting road from our village, but surprise, surprise! The other day the Boyfriend discovered a new road to cycle and suggested that I go and explore its winding path as I might enjoy it…   This hidden road could be found only a few minutes from our chalet slinking offContinue reading “A Chilly Cycle in France”

A Festival of Cycling – Wales

It has been a busy few weeks of cycling with early morning training rides in the French Alps and the eventful Haute Route.  It has been easy to get caught up in the excitement and action of the past few weeks.  In fact, I nearly forgot to write about a great cycling event in WalesContinue reading “A Festival of Cycling – Wales”

The Grand Journey of the Haute Route – 2012

The week is over and already I am missing the early morning rises and watching the sun come over the mountain spires.  The epic cycling journey over 19 massive mythical cols in the French Alps has come to an end. I will miss sitting on the verge of those small twisting roads clapping and cheeringContinue reading “The Grand Journey of the Haute Route – 2012”

Following the Haute Route!

This is my second year of playing supporter in the epic haute route and the endurance of the cyclists never ceases to amaze me. They pedal with passion fighting pain and tears, riding daily over huge mountains to make it to the finish line. Watching them cycle up the mountains is like watching an armyContinue reading “Following the Haute Route!”