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Planning our next cycle tour
Alps Bike Packing Cycle Touring Dolomites France Italy Mountains Switzerland
Planning a cycle tour is exciting, and it’s always nice to know you have a holiday in the pipeline - otherwise there’s a danger that work can become all stick and no carrot. It will have been two years since my last tour, when 5 of us followed the historic Route des Grandes Alpes. That tour took us due south from Geneva through the high French Alps leaving the Swiss Alps and Italian Dolomites unexplored and perfect for another trip. And this is it. For this tour, we’ll be flying out to Venice and riding more than 1000 km west...
Italy: The Spiritual Home of Cycling?
Cycling History Italy Shutt Velo Rapide
Just like the debate surrounding wearing black cycling kit vs high vis kit, people will argue until they are blue in the face about where the spiritual home of cycling is. Its just one of those divisive conversations best entered in a pub with an ample supply of beer. We recognise that West Flanders in Belgium stakes a valid claim to this title but we also think Italy should be considered as a serious contender, it has certainly been a hot discussion topic in the office recently. So why should Italy be a contender for the title of “Spiritual Home of...