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Nine Million and counting….

Cycling Popularity in the UK Following a recent report by Sports Marketing Surveys Inc. (SMS Inc.), almost 9 million of us Brits have taken to pedal power. According to this exciting research, 17% of us are cycling, on average, 50 times a year with a fifth of those, at least once per week. Now, if

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Waging a war on cars?

The Wiggins effect or ever-increasing fuel prices? Whatever the reason, recent reports suggest that bikes are out-selling cars with 3.6 million bikes being sold in 2012, compared to 2 million of it’s four-wheeled competitor. Call it inspiration following the success of our British Cycling teams or a desire to seek a healthier lifestyle, even to

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Indulge in Italy

During the 1960’s and 70’s, Italian wine was unable to hold its own with the likes of France, famed for its sought after and expensive bottles. The situation failed to improve in the 90’s, with most of Italy’s wine being produced to please the international markets. The fact that Italy is a Peninsula with a

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A family cycling holiday in Burgundy

The Chitty family cycle the wine trails and green ways of Burgundy, France. We were nearing the end of summer and hadn’t yet booked a holiday so, over a family dinner, we threw a few ideas across the table. A cottage in Devon, villa in Portugal, camping in the Lake District, travelling around Cuba or

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How Fit Do I Need To Be For A Cycling Holiday?

Our cycling holidays vary from very leisurely, to the more arduous road bike tours, which means there are different fitness requirements for your trip of choice. General tips are that you should have spent at least a few hours on a bike – similar to the one you will be riding – before setting off

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Preparing Your Bike for Winter Cycling

Stay safe, warm and happy — but whatever you do, don’t stop cycling! Never be fooled into thinking cycling is only for the summer. Snow and rain may not sound so great, but riding in the winter doesn’t have to be any less enjoyable. With the right preparation and equipment, cycling during the winter can

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A Guide to Taking your Bike on a Plane

With the complex restrictions and ambiguity confronting the international bike-rail traveller the most practicable means of transporting you and your bike from country to country is by plane. However, the rules and charges associated with bike carriage is somewhat convoluted and therefore a common subject/concern voiced by our customers. Which airline should you fly with?

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Top 5 Festivals & Events in Germany 2017

Germany is full of culture rich cities and vast expanses of natural beauty making it an inspiring destination for a cycling holiday. Here we have highlighted our top 5 festivals and events in 2017 which can all be tagged onto a cycling tour in the region, just let us know when you make your enquiry

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