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.
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 →
When we are 75 years old, if we haven’t retired to Tahiti and are still living on the Côte d’Azur, we would like to hope we can continue to ride to the summit of the Col du Turini on a regular basis. The truth is that sometimes we struggle enough already to make it to the top so realistically by the time we hit 75, the 1607m of elevation might be out of reach. Unless of course, we have some assistance.
It’s fresher than coffee. It’s fresher than ice-cream. It’s (almost) fresher than an Aperol Spritz. Nowhere is the symbiotic relationship between cycling and caffeine stronger than here in France but grounds aren't the the only game in town. Meet our very special, grand cru, hand-picked and expertly curated tea, along with French tea master Olivier Schneider. Continue reading →
We've eulogised (ok, bragged just a little) about where we get to ride for long enough. Now we’re offering unique single day Escapades to challenge the established thinking of what’s actually possible during daylight hours. It's a fly in, ride out, one day experience on a route we've chosen with both history and scenery uppermost in mind. From the moment you land, everything is laid on. Except the pedalling. Continue reading →