April 26, 2018

Our first group were with me last week, running around the wonderful Pyrenees in superb sunny weather, roads that were amazing, very little traffic and great company.

Routes  and roads taken were out from Biarritz to Pamplona; on from there (on one of the best ride...

April 15, 2018

I posted a blog before (link here https://www.britinthebasque.com/single-post/2018/01/19/New-French-Speed-Limits---27-Jan) on French speed limit changes and I see today that the Sunday Times today is now reporting more on this.

I quote below:-

From July 1, motorists on t...

April 9, 2018

As we load up our bikes for a tour or swing a leg over ready for a Spring ride, do you look over your bike before you ride away? Are you sure that there is no damage, leaks, punctures or a failed brake light??

There a quick check routine that you can follow called ...

April 4, 2018

The new employment rules in France have stimulated strikes on the French rail system  (bon chance P Macron) and these could affect the Eurotunnel, so do check your times before you go

I have a tour group going over later this month - more posts and pictures...

March 30, 2018

I am often leading or "Tail-End-Charlie" for group rides - out tomorrow with a Group of 20 riders, for example.

We typically use the 'Drop Off" system to manage the ride, stay as one Group and all end up where we planned, together. 

I will use this system for larger Brit...

March 26, 2018

So the clocks have changed, the weather will soon be improving and we are ready to climb back on the bike for a longer run or even a trip abroad.

I bet there will be some time and attention on the state of our tyres, bike maintenance, maybe even a service for the machin...

March 19, 2018

I expect like you, I am a keen reader of the various biking magazines and this edition of RiDE got my attention due to the reference to Pyrenees.

More than that article, it had a great piece from their "staff" Lawyer, answering a question from a reader that had (unfortu...

February 22, 2018

This is a picture of Mary Ann, one of the marked Blood-Bikes we have been given by Master Masons, and it, along with many other SERV helpers were running the Helmet Park at the Carole Nash Show last weekend. This is our biggest fund raiser of the year and thank you to...

February 9, 2018

As a proud volunteer member of the Emergency Services (Blood Biker) I qualify for the Blue Light Card.

This is scheme whereby companies and service providers offer discounts to Police, Ambulance, Fire Services and other emergency services people. The website is her...

February 5, 2018

It is almost 10 years since I passed my Advanced Bike Test and I have gained a huge amount from being an IAM member, and lately being a National Observer. That is beyond the massive benefits of being a safer rider, with much more control of the machine, wherever I ride...

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