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Touring Lake Balaton, Hungary: Part 3

Day 6 Larisa and Robert

So it is our last day cycling, and I was both excited and sad at the same time. We had all become great friends during our tour, led by Tamas, with Peter and Laszlo keeping us supplied with water, coke and lots and lots of humour. Having a small group had met that we had all bonded and got to know each other, and everybody was slightly sad to be leaving.

The ride today was set to be about 80km, and included some some hills for us to climb along the way.. Thee were of course lots of descents too, which allowed us to have some fun,

Cycling around Lake Tisza, Hungary

After the Balaton Tour in Hungary from 2 weeks ago, the organizer, Tamas Takács from 'Ride Hard', invited me to spend a lovely weekend at Lake Tisza. How could I say no! Flights were quickly arranged and off I set,flying via Vienna to Budapest.

On the first day we rode 70kms on the flat surfaced bike lanes around the Lake. Being away from traffic is always better I think, allowing time to relax, and Hungary has lots of cyclelanes in the area. Best of all, I got to ride my favorite bike (Bianchi) together with my new friends from the tour - Tamas and Peter.

Touring Lake Balaton, Hungary: Part 2

Day 4 Larisa & Robert

Setting off from our hotel with a larger peloton, today was to be a day of twisting roads, climbing and history, as  we took a long flat road towards the rising countryside, passing a series of wildfowl protected lakes for birds, where it was time to do a little work, as Erika and Laszlo took photos and video for the tourist board, and we did our best to look like competent cyclists.

For part of the  70km ride, Tamas  took a rural gravel path, introducing a new experience for me on a road bike, and having new Pirelli tyres to test

Cycling with G4 in Hungary: Part 1

It’s 40 years since Freddie Mercury and Queen sang ‘I want to ride my bicycle’ and these lyrics are now coming alive, as people all over the world are taking to two wheels in the new cycling revolution. It’s not just about cycle racing too, with families, commuters, and leisure cyclists joining in the new lifecycle, and through this helping to increase cycling tourism around the globe.

G4 were invited by to join them on a cycling tour around the region of Lake Balaton in Hungary, as guests of Hungarian Tourism, to see how cycling is developing