Catherine Pringle, the protagonist in Peloton of Two, has been commissioned to write a series of confessional journalism articles and blog posts about her journey around France. In the blog extract below, she lists her essential elements for a perfect cycle journey by bicycle.
As she is writing the entry in Epernay, and drinking some of the local wine at the time, it’s not a complete surprise that Catherine defines the best kind of cycling as champagne cycle touring. This is easy writing for her, but she hesitates when it comes to the last item on her list, worrying that it reveals more than she wants to about her emotional state.
The five essentials of champagne cycle touring
by Catherine Pringle
Day 65, Sunday 21 August.
What are the five essential steps you have to take to get the best out of cycle touring? Based on my experience so far, for champagne cycle touring the following need to fall into place: [Read more…]