SHAKE IT UP #3 :  « L’infernal Stao Soubran »

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Shake it up #3. L’infernal Stao Soubran. Roads like walls and changing skies. A perfect cocktail for a short, sharp ride.

SHAKE IT UP #2 :  « 1heure – 5 kilomètres »

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Shake it up #2. One hour, five kilometres from home. In less than one hundred metres the gradient climbs from 14% to a scarecely believable 21%. There's short and there's sharp and there's this.

In awe of the Giant of Provence

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In awe of the giant. Mont Ventoux looms over the landscape of provence and draws in riders from around the globe. Living so close is both a blessing and a curse, a source of pain and a source of pleasure. Here sits the ultimate cycling push, pull.

SHAKE IT UP #1 :  « 1heure – 5 kilomètres »

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Shake it up #1. One hour, five kilometres from home. The palette may be restricted but the colours are as bright as ever. Plenty of hurt from plenty of height and all within sixty minutes. Nice riding lockdown style.

Ride of the Month: March – Paris-Nice

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Ride of The Month: March. Paris- Nice didn't end as it should this year but the roads not ridden are still there. A local classic that says spring has arrived.

Ride of the month: February – Back to basics

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Ride of the Month: February. If you’re looking for flat, look somewhere else. It may be close to home but it's time to climb. This is two times up and two times down. Really what riding is about.

RIDE OF THE MONTH: JANUARY – CORNICHE D’OR

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Ride of the Month : January. Early in the year it can be cold, even on the Cote d’Azur. The days are shorter, the sun is weaker and even the water seems less blue.

Where to Ride from Nice – The Nissa All-Road Ride

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The Nissa All Road Ride. Linking two classic Alpes-Maritimes cols via a gravel ridge-line ride on a loop that takes you from portside to the heart of the mountains and back again.

Where to Ride from Nice – Riding for Views – Mont Chauve

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Mont Chauve. Nice’s Bald Mountain offers perhaps the best view of the town. A lesser known and easily under-estimated local gem.

Where to Ride from Nice – Getting High on the Bonette

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Col de la Bonette. A ride guide for ‘Europe’s Highest Road’. Two-times Bonette makes for a challenging day of high-mountain beauty and appreciation for one of the Alps’ finest roads.

RIDE OF THE MONTH : AUGUST

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Ride of the Month : August. Sharing two almost secret climbs that take you up past the tree lines to provide a window on to the wild high peaks of the Mercantour National Park.

RIDE OF THE MONTH : JULY

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Ride of The Month : July. Joining the dots that are the perched villages of the arrière-pays niçois for a roller-coaster ride that peaks over the Col St Roch.