Europe

Mountain biking in the Troodos Mountains

Mountain biking in the Troodos Mountains

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.

Cycling London to Paris: the French part

Cycling London to Paris: the French part

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.

Cycling London to Paris: the English part

Cycling London to Paris: the English part

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.

Snow cycling in Slovenia

Snow cycling in Slovenia

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.

Touring the red light districts of Europe

Touring the red light districts of Europe

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.