Limited edition, fifty five and counting
In 1960 a group of like minded friends in Paris, including several involved in sponsorship of the Tour de France, decided to ride to the ultra chic coastal resort of Deauville, a distance of some 220km. The event was such a success that plans were imme
Michel and Florent Icard are two friends of Café du Cycliste. They also happen to be father and son. We met Florent when he came to our office in Nice to buy a Josette waterproof jersey.
He happened to
Nice Airport is one of the many reasons professional cyclists live on the Côte d'Azur it's convenient and has flights to most of the places they need to go to race.
For normal residents and tourists, too, it's good to have an airport that's almost within the city. Situated on r
Starting on the 6th of September, the 1000 du sud (which means The Souths 1000) is not a race, it is whats known as a brevet. Brevets are long-distance, free-paced cycling events. Each rider can ride at his own pace. And it actually gets more complicated as riders dont hav
High value and low saturation. This is what makes pastel colors look so different from the others on the color panel.
Delacroix, Millet, Manet, Renoir, Toulouse-Lautrec, all are french artists renowned for the use of pastel in their masterpieces.
The ‘Crazy Belgian’ is a stereotype that has stuck on our friends from the North and, as 'they' say, there is no smoke without fire. Bart from Café Coureur is about as passionate a cyclist as we have met (and we meet a few...). Continue reading →
This how we usually spend our vacation: in the mountains, preferably with snow and ice. After breaking my foot this summer trail running I was looking for a new adventure and place to go. My husband Steve, who has been a lifelong alpinist and lover of the cold, was not excited to change our climbing plans. But then I showed him some old black and white pictures of the road leading up to the Col du Turini. Continue reading →
Velo Pavé hail from what is currently 'Most Bike Friendly City In The World' (that's Copenhagen for those of you not up to speed on such important matters). Their mission is to provide a vibrant community base for lovers of road cycling both old and new, together with an offering of the finest products from the industry. We have been working with them for over two years and when they told us they wanted to come and sample our fly in and ride out service, we were more than happy to oblige. Continue reading →