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Why a cycling holiday to Girona is a must!

Why Girona for a road cycling trip? There is a disproportional number of pro cyclists (nearly 100) living in the small Spanish city of Girona. This alone should be conformation that its a great place to come and ride… but to spell it out; quiet roads, great tarmac, courteous drivers that are used to cyclists,

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Calanche de Piana

Corsica Bike Adventure

Corsica first came onto my radar in 2013, when the Tour de France completed the first 3 stages of the 100th tour on the Island. The beautiful arial footage of the Island during the race just blew me away, and I banked it into my memory of ‘must go’ places with my bicycle. Well it

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The transcontinental Race

Hard decisions in the Transcontinental saga!

So recently I had to make the decision whether to enter the Transcontinental (TCR) again in 2017, having failed to complete the race in both 2015 & 2016, or defer it for another year. There is no way this race can or will go unfinished, BUT I was questioning whether racing again in 2017 was the right decision. Of course we ride our bikes in races like the TCR to push ourselves physically and mentally, but ultimately we enter because we LOVE cycling! I was worried that if I go straight back into doing the TCR again, with the pressure I put myself under to succeed and do well, the race could become more of a chore rather than a passion, which is not what it is all about!

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