Our cycling center in September.

September 20, 2014 by
Filed under: France 

What’s been happening lately at our cycling center

Although cycling holidays are our main activity throughout the summer we still have other things going on.

We have been trying to have our road leading up to our guest barn resurfaced since we moved here some eight years ago. Success – they came three weeks ago to prepare the road by scraping and digging the surface and then after a couple of hours disappeared. Then one morning a few days back myself and seven cycling guests were just getting ready to leave when the tarmac truck arrived potentially blocking our exit. Luckily they waited for us to leave enroute to Daglan with the hope that all would be finished on our return.

Digger preparing our cycling entry road

Digger preparing our cycling center entry road

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yes all done although a bit sticky still as they tend not to put enough final surfacing over the tarmac. According to our neighbour Bernard this is the first time it has been resurfaced since 1989!

 

We have our final tour of the year starting tomorrow (Sunday 21st September) with nine bikers, four of which are returning previous guests. I always thought nobody would ever wish to return again once having completed our bike routes but apparently that is not the case. We normally have about 25% of returning guests each year.

We have more routes available other than those published on our website so we always try to vary the routes for previous guests.

I’ve been experimenting with Google maps and directions that can be downloaded to guests mobile phones, all our routes are available online and downloadable in various formats. However getting them to give turn by turn instructions has not been cracked yet! We could use say a Garmin dedicated bike sat nav for everyone but this when suggested to guests does not seem to be popular, most prefer maps with maybe a reference on their phone in case of an emergency. I’ll have more of a play and think about next year over the winter.

Our cycling centre in September.

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