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Bikecation

Where to ride and where to go on a cycling holiday

Summer is drawing to a close and the rain is currently falling outside as I write this. It’s been a unique year, both on and off the bike. I’ve been thrown through the air by a car in Nice, thankfully walking … or riding slowly and painfully away from it, with nothing more than back pain, which still persists. I’ve cycled in Flanders, and I’ve stood on a booth at EuroBike, the largest cycle show in the world, and cycled in Hungary with some of the most amazing people I know.

And I guess that I should add that I’ve cycled 1100km around the north of France, using a carbon bike for touring,

French cycling brand Look, have a great heritage, being at the forefront of numerous innovations over the years. Their latest range of bikes is no exception, and so we took their 765 road disc bike for a few months, using it here in the Dales, and on a long haul road trip in France.

Marketed as having flax built into the high modulus carbon frame, it sounded like the type of bike to take a look at ... pardon the pun. Especially as we were planning a long ride in France for a few weeks, and wanted to see how a carbon road bike faired as a purist touring bike.

French cycling brand, Look, have a great heritage, being at the forefront of numerous innovations over the years. Their latest range of bikes is no exception, and so we took their 765 road disc bike for a few months, using it here in the Dales, and on a long haul road trip in France.

My Romania...

I'm not an expert of cycling, neither road cycling nor mountainbiking, but one thing I am sure about and that thing is that I love cycling from the depth of my heart! I became adicted to cycling 3 years ago. I started with mountain biking and I immediately fell in love. After 1 year I hopped on the road bike and loved it too. Starting cycling was a life changing experience.

Cycling in Romania is a delight. There are a lot of beautiful trails or roads in the mountains and in the forests. The nature is wild, and not modified by mankind.

Sun, sea & bikes.

A few years ago, I was up in one of the local bike haunts, Sutton Bank Bikes, in the North Yorks Moors National Park. I bumped into a guy helping out at the shop, Ewan Shepherd. Ewan then moved out to the Balearics to do some guiding, and contacted us here recently for a catch up; so, after a chat he joined our global blogging team, and will be writing about his cycling and guiding in the sun and elsewhere, such as when he's visiting his family back in North Yorkshire.

Any, albeit a little unseasonal, take a read of his account of his first winter as a professional guide

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