For all the cycling we’ve done, neither of us had ever tried mountain biking. So last week, when we were in Cyprus for a last bit of summer sun, we decided to take a day off from relaxing and headed into the Troodos Mountains to give it a go.
Laura and Paddy's adventures by bike
Cycling from Le Havre to Paris we enjoyed perfect cycle lanes, quiet roads and fresh baguettes to fuel us on. We ended at the Eiffel Tower having enjoyed one of the nicest bike routes we’ve ever done.
London to Paris, everybody does it differently. Some people race it in 24 hours, for others it is the challenge of a lifetime and they raise thousands for charity. We were taking a more leisurely place to enjoy the views and highlights of the route.
We went over to Slovenia to try some snow mountain biking with Slovenian cyclist Tadej Valjavec. It was great fun playing around in the snow.
As we move into 2011 and start our countdown to cycling round South America for a year, it is good to look back at the trips of 2010 including Dunwich Dynamo, the Coast to Coast and our 600 mile trip along the North Sea Cycle Route to Denmark.