Monthly Archives: Apr 2013

French National Chainsaw Championships come to Bourg

Bourg d’Oisans not just about cycling. Next weekend we have the French National Championships for woodcarving with a chainsaw. The best in France will be here to carve up the wood into all different forms of animals.   Advertisements

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Paris Roubaix – Rupert Hartley

For cycling fans, Northern France and Belgium becomes a Mecca at this time of year. The cobbled Classics are among some of the oldest,hardest and most iconic races on the pro calendar. The flat, featureless landscape becomes hive of activity … Continue reading

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bespoked bristol 2013 photos Bourg d’Oisans to Bristol day 15

bespoked bristol 2013, a set on Flickr. The whole reason for cycling to Bristol was to take part in the Bespoked Bristol Handmade Bike Show. We were there with Mosquito Bikes helping out on the stand and generally selling our … Continue reading

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Last day on the road Yeovil to Bristol – bourg d’oisans to bristol day 14

  The last riding day today and I calculated I needed to do 74km to achieve the Specialized Strava Classics challenge. As it happened I came in on the nose at 75km thus completing the challenge. Mentally it was tougher today, … Continue reading

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Bournemouth to Yeovil via Weymouth bourg d’oisans to bristol day 13

bourg d’oisans to bristol day 13, a set on Flickr. After nearly 1500km I had my first puncture of the trip as I wheeled my bike on to the Sandbanks to Studland ferry. Today I road through the Purbecks (my … Continue reading

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Food – Newhaven to Bournemouth Bourg to Bristol Day 12

  Today was food day.  Everyday is food day as I try and consume enough food to allow me to ride all day. It started with a huge fried breakfast courtesy of my brother in law in Newhaven – bacon, … Continue reading

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Welcome to England – Bourg d’Oisans to Bristol day 11

Dover to Newhaven 133km plus a little bit to the ferry in France What makes England England Rain Campsites open for easter holidays – miserable weather and families Off road cycle lanes – why ? Seriously off road cycle lanes … Continue reading

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A ride through Friterieland bourg to bristol day 10 to Dunkirk

There is a magic invisible line in northern france where the Friteries start appearing on the side of the road. Think large portable cafes selling huge amounts of chips (or frites) and other assorted fried goods. None of it very … Continue reading

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Paris Roubaix at Sector 6 Cysoing (Bourg d’Oisans to Bristol day 9)

Photos from todays Paris Roubaix at Cysoing

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Paris Roubaix Challenge Photos Bourg d’Oisans to Bristol day 8

Apologies for the delay in writing this blog I have only just got some resemblance of control in my hands after the 170km Paris Roubaix Challenge. What a day it was. Probably the most fun I have had on a “velo” … Continue reading

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Bourg d’Oisan to Bristol day 7 a day in Roubaix

bourg d’oisand to bristol day 7 roubaix, a set on Flickr. So here I am in Roubaix with friends down from London to ride the Paris Roubaix challenge tomorrow. We checked out the famous Roubaix velodrome , pretty tired looking … Continue reading

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Je fais du vélo, je mange, je dors.

Day 6 and I have started tapering down for the Paris Roubaix sportive on Saturday. Todays distance was a much shorter 76 km from Laon to Caudry via the sleepy Busigny the start of the Paris Roubaix challenge on Saturday. … Continue reading

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The least said about the car infested roads on todays ride between Troyes and Laons the better

bourg d’oisans to bristol day 5 http://app.strava.com/activities/47092292 Read all my Bourg d’Oisans to Bristol blog here Enter our guess the KMs competetion here

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I will never believe Phil Ligget again when he says its a flat stage through the centre of France

Bourg d’Oisans to Bristol Day 4, a set on Flickr. Day 4 Saulieu to Troyes – 155km Todays ride looked fairly easy – the profile suggested it was all down hill to Troyes – so definitely a stage for the … Continue reading

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Marginal gains and never stay in a hotel at the top of a hill

Bourg d’Oisans to Bristol Day 3 , a set on Flickr.  Day 3 from Macon to Saulieu – 146km Dave Brailsford would have been proud of me today. I followed his mantra of marginal gains and saved myself 2km by … Continue reading

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