To Sommet Cycling co-founder Nick. Birthdays in Classics season…

This cycling image was from a grand cycling explore in Switzerland last year. One of the best set of rides of the year. More on this in our Custom trip. Come explore with us.

For now, have a grand day lad. Feliz Cumpleaños.

 

I was in Girona for a cycling long weekend, this weekend just gone. Invited along for a friends landmark birthday with a group of friends – the majority who knew each other, though there were a few new connections across the group. I was happy to be riding with mates and happy to show off Girona’s cycling.

For a change, it was beautiful country house (a great find!) – rather than a hotel in the city – and we all had turns on the stove as we were all keen cooks/chefs and it was part of the fun of the weekend.

My pancakes and coffee making went down ok I think, but I certainly learnt a hell of a lot more in the kitchen area than I provided – I am not rubbish, but my friends are geniuses in cuisine (there were many – fresh fish dishes, lamb, barbecued pineapple – but the onion jam recipe is one I will be chasing up with gusty and using on all sorts. Devine!).

The riding was typical of Girona. Amazing. We have written all about what Girona can offer on our Girona Trip page, and the routes we put together for this weekend were just as we suggest. Outstanding. We took a few new routes in which we scoped out to explore different areas and they went down a treat. Just further confirmation that Girona is simply a cycling paradise.

Thanks to my friends for asking me along in the first place and for making the weekend such fun. Also thanks for the gifts of thanks you gave us; the Musette will be used endlessly and the book I have already made a big dent into. Girona, cycling and mates, a great way to spend a long weekend.

Can’t wait for the next rides in Girona. That’ll be tomorrow and Friday then… Coffee trip!

This weekend we are off to Paris by bike, from our London home. Nick will be on the bike with The Velo House team and we will be supporting along the way.

The idea is to get to Paris in 16 hours and to raise as much coin as possible for Sport Relief.

If you want to read a little bit more about why, go check out The Velo House page

If you want to donate you can directly here.

Good luck guys, hope you get some sunshine – it’s almost Paris in Springtime! Looking forward to the tales of adventure on your return.