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John Despard
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Rob my old club triathlete friend on a visit to us, in front of St Cirque Lapopie in the Lot Valley. We visit here on both our bike tours! There is an optional lift up to the top via our minibus!
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Last tour of this year was in September. Guests looking over the river Lot towards St Cirque Lapopie.
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Hi, DandyBike!
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Sorry been a while since I've added anything here. Trying to run a cycling holiday business and renovate a barn at the same time as well as social media posting is becoming more and more challenging.
Here are some photos from one of our tours.
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Our cycling holiday guests have just done that today. Dordogne is great I prefer the Lot as it is much, much quieter and you see the real rural France.
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Bonne année et meilleurs voeux pour 2014.
I am determined this year to get out more on my bike(s).
Now which one should I pick?
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More time on the bike John? My sentiments exactly but finding the time and inclination eh!
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Just been reading this blog "Planning A Bike Trip to France: Ten Money Saving Tips". I must start to do more on this page. Promise to update at least twice a week from now on....
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Cycling along the river Lot towards Bouziés then up a 4k hill to St Cirque Lapopie with spectacular views of the Lot Valley.
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EuroVelo 1 open for business in France
Extract from their site:
Starting at the Brittany port of Roscoff, EuroVelo 1 journeys for 1,200km along the French Atlantic coast through 4 Régions and 10 Départements, all the way down to Hendaye in the Basque country.  It takes in the Loire estuary, the Vendée Marshes and the sandy beaches of the Aquitaine Coast.  It also passes through some of the most charming towns and cities in France, such as Nantes, La Rochelle, Rochefort, Royan, Bayonne and Biarritz.
The whole route in France is now fully signposted!
http://www.eurovelo.com/en/news-items/eurovelo-1-open-for-business-in-france
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Difficult to get this off the ground - post anything about cycling in France and we'll see where it goes...
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I have always loved cycling and had long wanted to move to France and run a cycling holiday business.
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My wife Aileen and I run a leisure cycling holiday business in the Lot region of South West France.
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