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by REH
13 Jul 2012, 4:53pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling in France
Replies: 16
Views: 12521

Re: Cycling in France

Calais is a long way north, and perhaps too much in line with Paris. This link contains a map with some long distance cycle routes that may be of interest: http://about-france.com/tourism/cycling-holidays.htm . There seem to be several combinations that would get you to the Med. I only have experien...
by REH
13 Jul 2012, 4:40pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Licence/Insurance to ride in France?
Replies: 2
Views: 3244

Re: Licence/Insurance to ride in France?

If I may post a partial reply to my own query, I have now heard from the French Tourist Office in London, who say that no licence to ride a bike is needed in France. They have also sent a link to their website with brief information about French rules and regulations: http://about-france.com/tourism...
by REH
13 Jul 2012, 3:29pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Licence/Insurance to ride in France?
Replies: 2
Views: 3244

Licence/Insurance to ride in France?

I have been reading EuroVelo 6 guide (published by Chamina in France) to the route from Basel to Nevers, mainly along canal and river towpaths. In the introduction it mentions that you can have your licence withdrawn for a serious breach of the French Highway Code when cycling. This seems to imply t...
by REH
30 Jan 2007, 5:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which gears do I choose
Replies: 6
Views: 1446

Which gears do I choose?

CTC advice often mentions (as it does under this topic) the removal of a wheel at the roadside. Presumably this would be to mend a puncture. In the late 50s and 60s I rode a Raleigh Superbe roadster with enclosed chain and rod-operated brakes, adding extra obstacles to wheel removal. I had quite a l...