More Refreshment Stops

Cyclists at the Castle Cottage Tearoom by Pevensey Castle. Note the waitress sitting down; she didn’t say much!

The Refreshment Stops map has recently been updated with a couple more café stops in Sussex and seven in Seine-Maritime. I’ve decided to start adding some in France as I know that some Cycle Seahaven cyclists . . . → Read More: More Refreshment Stops

Dieppe Channel Hopper

Cyclists outside the Hotel de la Plage in Dieppe

 

Four of us from Cycle Seahaven hopped across the Channel with three other cyclists last Friday to take part in a cycling trip organised by Phoenix-CTC, a member group of Cycling UK. We stayed at the Hotel de la Plage, a hotel I’ve used . . . → Read More: Dieppe Channel Hopper

Avenue Verte is getting Popular

Cyclists on the the Avenue Verte near Dieppe

It’s great to see increasing numbers of British cyclists using the Avenue Verte between London and Paris. Ten years ago it was a rare occurrence to see a Brit cycling along the original 43 km (27 miles) section of the Avenue Verte between Dieppe and Forges-les-Eaux. . . . → Read More: Avenue Verte is getting Popular

Ferry Saved

Since posting an item on the blog a week ago ‘Last Chance to Channel Hop to Dieppe’ it’s been announced this week that the Newhaven – Dieppe crossing will continue after the end of this year. That’s good news for Newhaven and the people who work on the ferry; also it maintains the vital sea . . . → Read More: Ferry Saved

Last Chance to Channel Hop to Dieppe

We’re lucky to have a ferry Port on our doorstep, so to speak, as France is only a four hour ferry trip away. Dieppe is arguably the most attractive of all the French channel ports and the surrounding countryside is ideal for cycling. The country roads tend to be quieter than on this side of . . . → Read More: Last Chance to Channel Hop to Dieppe

Review of the Avenue Verte

I recently cycled from London to Paris with a few friends by following the signposted Avenue Verte route. The signposting was completed in 2012, just before the start of the London Olympics. Some of it was a joy to cycle along but other parts were dreadful and sometimes dangerous. Parts of the route were poorly . . . → Read More: Review of the Avenue Verte

Cycling to Paris

Three of us, all members of Cycle Seahaven, recently cycled to Paris along the Avenue Verte. We were part of a group of nine cyclists from the Phoenix Cycling Club whose aim was to follow this signposted route between the British and French capital cities. The signposting had been completed in 2012, just in time . . . → Read More: Cycling to Paris

Avenue Verte Official Guide: Review

Since my previous update about the Avenue Verte I have studied the official guide in more detail and would advise anyone thinking of cycling to Paris along this route to take this excellent guide with them.

It measures 17 x 12 cms and has 144 pages so is small enough to fit into a . . . → Read More: Avenue Verte Official Guide: Review