How they do it in France

Having just had 5 days of great cycling inBrittany, 85% of it on signed and very traffic-free routes I have a couple of pics that say a great deal about how cycling is treated by the authorities on opposite sides of the water.

The left  pic shows us on a canal towpath which has been very well set up for cyclists and they are actually sending a man on a tractor to sweep and re-grade the path. Anyone who has picked their way through the potholes and broken glass on a UK cycle path will be duly amazed. The right pic shows us on a section of the route using a B road – the sign indicates that the road is to be shared between cyclists and cars. Well there’s a novel idea!

If you are interested in the route you can find it here http://www.brittany-ferries.co.uk/guides/touring-driving/cycling-in-france/st-malo-cycle-route