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Velo Francette

Feature · 8 Feb 2016

The Velo Francette - France's newest long-distance cycle route

Gillian Thomas explores France’s newest long-distance cycle route the Velo Francette, through Normandy, Pays de la Loire and Poitou Charentes from Ouistreham to La Rochelle.

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Feature · 9 Nov 2015

Cycling the C2C 17 years on

Lesley Williams reflects on her second time cycling the Sea to Sea (C2C) cycle route from Whitehaven on the west coast of Cumbria to Tynemouth on the north-east coast near Newcastle and Sunderland. Read on, and then watch the video...

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Feature · 13 Oct 2015

The Haute Route Alps – a long tough cyclosportive

The Haute Route Alps is 791km and almost 22,000m of ascent over seven consecutive days in some of the world’s most spectacular scenery. Regular Cicerone Extra contributor...

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Feature · 5 Jul 2015

The Grandest Départ: Yorkshire 2014

Harry Dowdell remembers the thrill of the seeing the Grand Départ take place on home turf in 2014 – something that Yorkshire, and the wider UK cycling scene, will never forget.

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Feature · 5 Jul 2015

Cycling the 'Tour' cols of the Maurienne

In May Andy Hodges and a fellow cyclo-grimpeur Lee Rounce visited the Maurienne to taste the charms and challenges of some of the most famous climbs of the cycling world – before the Tour de France peloton gets its wheels on them at the end of...

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Feature · 5 Jul 2015

The road to sportive cycling

Colin Dennis, author of Cicerone’s sportive guidebooks to the south-east and south-west England, welcomes the professionalism of today’s sportive cycling events – by comparison with the amateur efforts of only 20 years ago – and the arrival...

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Feature · 10 May 2015

Cycling the Romantic Road

Neil and Judith Forsyth share the art, architecture and larger-than-life characters of one of the oldest tourist routes in the world, the Romantic Road through Bavaria in southern Germany, from the River Main to the Alps.

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Feature · 14 Apr 2015

How to choose your guides, bikes and mules in Peru's Sacred Valley

Will Janecek, for several years an adventure tour guide and hotelier in Ollantaytambo, Peru, shares his advice on the best way to go walking, biking or trekking – on foot or by...

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Feature · 23 Mar 2015

VAM: A Naismith’s rule for cyclists

Cicerone author and keen cyclist Richard Barrett shares his tips on working out how much those steeper climbs will slow you down. Here, he explains VAM - (velocità ascensionale media) a method for estimating your speed when cycling through hills...

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Feature · 20 Jan 2015

Mysteries, monuments and medics on the Danube

Mike Wells is currently writing a series of cycling guides to the great rivers of Europe for Cicerone. His latest guide, the first part of a two-volume series describing the...

Cycle Touring Ireland

Feature · 19 Nov 2014

Cycle touring in Ireland

After some years of bashing out stories and editing copy for newspapers in both England and Australia, Tom Cooper decided to turn his hand to writing a book. His inspiration? It was Ireland itself – happy scene of many teenage and adult holidays...

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Feature · 20 Oct 2014

Through the Black Forest on The Westway

The Westway (Westweg) is the long distance walking route that travels through the heart of the Black Forest in Southern Germany. Here, Cicerone author Kat Morgenstern describes some of the highlights.

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Feature · 20 Oct 2014

Mountain Biking in the Scottish Borders

Cicerone's Sarah Spencer plots a weekend away mountain biking in the Scottish Borders. The 7stanes centre at Glentress is one of her favourite spots.

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Feature · 10 Aug 2014

Cycling classic Tour de France climbs

Every Tour de France supporter will know the mountains of the Maurienne. Many a champion has been made on these slopes. The mighty Galibier, the demure Madeleine, the iron-hard Croix de Fer: they all stare dispassionately down upon any cyclist...