Tesco Bike Active Bath

Check this event report from British Cycling with kids races, choppers, and all on a gloriously autumnal day.



Bicycle New South Wales

Bicycle New South Wales wrote to say they loved the hugga and we said, “cool … thanks!” When I checked their site I found a group that promotes, advocates, and support cycling in all its forms and they’ve got all sorts of programs, including Free Bikeability Seminars.

We’d love to ride in New South Wales and if we find our way there, we’ll definitely ride with that group.



Magnificent Streets, Folding Bikes, and Roundabouts

Barcelona Folding Barcelona had magnificent streets: 4 for cars in either direction, 2 for bikes in either direction, and wide pedestrian promenades that are at least 2 lanes wide.

Those magnificent streets are full of cars, scooters, and bikes. Most of those bikes fold so they can be taken on the Metro, store easily in a small apartment, and are inexpensive. I saw all types of folding bikes, including one with an electric motor. The bike lanes have their own lights and even take you safely around the roundabouts.

Out in the country, near Girona, we just rode right up, into, around, and out of the roundabouts on our way to ancient ruins, hills, or the coast.



Cycle tourism in Girona Spain

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Our stay at Hotel Moli del Mig near Girona Spain was more than we expected. From the friendly staff, roads, food and modernist remodel, it’s a new destination for cyclists and only a few had ridden the roads. It was also how we’d approach a cyclo-tourism hotel, nearly exactly. Notes

  • Open less than a year, the “middle mill” was restored from a 400 yr old water mill.
  • Cycle tourism is new to the area – treking has been around and actively promoted by the tourism board.
  • From the lighting to the background music. furnishings, and more, much attention to “modernists” details occured in the renovation.
  • Welcoming people, roads, and almost no one here – it’s off season and about 70 degrees.
  • Most people spoke some english and we’re happy to accommodate us with our phrase book in hand. The language here is Catalan, but they also speak Spanish.


Riding the Costa Brava

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One of many roads to the Costa Brava near Girona Spain. See more photos in our Spain 06 gallery and posts tagged Spain.



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