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Cycling in Devon: hot on the (w)heels of Tour of Britain’s first summit finish

Cycling in Devon: hot on the (w)heels of Tour of Britain’s first summit finish

The Tour of Britain’s first ever summit finish - on Haytor at the heart of Dartmoor in Devon - takes place this September on Stage 6 (Friday 20th) of the Tour.

Froome with a view!

Froome with a view!

If Chris Froome’s superb performance in winning the Tour de France has got you thinking about blowing the cobwebs off your bike, then why not head for the French Pyrenees to take on the very same climbs yourself on a cut price activity holiday?

Navarino Bike Festival

Navarino Bike Festival

The first international mountain bike race in the southwest Peloponnese, which is also the only one included in the 2013 international calendar of bike racing by the International Cycling Union (UCI) in Greece, is taking place on 11th to 13th October 2013.

Headwater launches new trips in Portugal’s ‘Wild West’

Headwater launches new trips in Portugal’s ‘Wild West’

New for autumn/winter 2013/14, cycling and walking holiday specialist, Headwater, has launched two trips in the Algarve’s ‘Wild West’ – a little known, unpopulated region of deserted beaches, lush forests, white villages and tiny fishing communities where life continues as it has for centuries.

Centenary of the Tour de France sees demand for charity cycle challenges rise

Centenary of the Tour de France sees demand for charity cycle challenges rise

As the UK awaits with bated breath to see whether there will be another British cycling hero in the Tour de France, Global Adventure Challenges, the charity challenge organiser, announces that this year - the 100th anniversary of the Tour de France – the number of people signing up to charity bike ride challenges has doubled with a staggering 303% increase in the number of women.

Clos Malverne all geared up for bucolic biking bliss

Clos Malverne all geared up for bucolic biking bliss

For a leisurely tour of the Stellenbosch Winelands of a different kind, Clos Malverne Wine Estate now saddles up exhilarating eco-biking safaris for enthusiasts to explore, experience and enjoy the splendour of the picturesque Devon Valley off the beaten track.

Why September is the best month of the year to go on a cycling holiday

Why September is the best month of the year to go on a cycling holiday

There was a time when the end of August signalled the end of summer. That is no longer the case. September has emerged as one of the best months of the year to go on holiday, a last summer fling before the leaves start falling and the nights draw in.

Holidays on two wheels get a boost

Holidays on two wheels get a boost

Cycling is back in the spotlight as the 100th Tour de France starts next weekend, with Mark Cavendish and Chris Frome chasing glory.

On track with Eurocamp for the Tour De France

On track with Eurocamp for the Tour De France

Experience the breathtaking thrill of the infamous Tour de France in person with Eurocamp and head to Brittany.

Alpine cycling tours - Cycling, culture and clean air

Alpine cycling tours - Cycling, culture and clean air

The increased popularity of cycling tours among the over 50s is bringing a tourism boost to Alpine areas traditionally popular as stay-put ‘Lakes & Mountains’ destinations a generation ago.

See Wiggins & Froome battle in the Pyrenees in July

See Wiggins & Froome battle in the Pyrenees in July

James Dealtry, cycling enthusiast and owner of L’Ancienne Poste, a luxurious mountain lodge in the village of Avajan in the French Pyrenees, has created a unique ‘Tour de France’ trip for 2013, with the riders going virtually past the front door.

Family cycling holidays in Europe for May half-term

Family cycling holidays in Europe for May half-term

For a family-friendly adventure this May half-term, HF Holidays suggests pedalling at your own unhurried pace through picturesque countryside past historical sights, exploring a new culture and country.

Put the Hammer down cycling in Les Gets this summer

Put the Hammer down cycling in Les Gets this summer

Cycling has hit the big time with the British population, with bike sales leaping into the stratosphere and a new phenomenon of Lycra clad individuals hitting the roads each weekend.

Ullswater ‘Steamers’ launches Electric Bike Cruise Explorer Tours

Ullswater ‘Steamers’ launches Electric Bike Cruise Explorer Tours

Unique pleasure and pedal packages have been created for those visiting the Lake District in spring and summer 2013 by idyllic lake cruise company, Ullswater ‘Steamers’.

Summer fun for cycling fans in Italy

Summer fun for cycling fans in Italy

Cycling and Alta Badia go together like Schüttelbrot and cheese. There is nothing quite as harmonious and rewarding as a summer’s day bike ride through the heart of the spectacular South Tyrolean Dolomites.