From Malin Head to Mizen Head on Ireland’s west coast, the MizMal – a cycling route created by a former IT consultant is one of the country’s best bike rides that also takes in the Wild Atlantic Way. That’s all Mark Stratton needed to hear. Read the story “How an IT consultant created Ireland’s most spectacular endend cycling route”
When visiting unfamiliar places, one of the most difficult things for a tourist is to estimate travel times within the destination. Perhaps you would like to know how long it takes to walk to the old town from your hotel, or how far from the city you can drive in two hours. TravelTime Maps is an online service that lets you study travel times from a point you define using multiple transport methods.
Read the story “Handy planning tool for estimating travel times in a destination using a number of transport methods”
When a cyclist or a motorcyclist is on a road tour, plenty of information is constantly required by the rider. Navigation instructions, speed limits, changing situations in traffic, and perhaps incoming phone calls should be managed without having to stop too frequently. Fortunately, modern wearable technology can help: small devices called Head Up Displays (or HUD for short) can bring navigation instructions right in front of your eyes without having to hold anything in your hand.
Read the story “A head up display can make your motorcycle or bicycle road tour safer and more memorable”
Every July the world’s biggest sports event – as measured by the number of spectators following the live event where it happens – road cycling race the Tour of France travels along the roads of Europe. The actual race takes three weeks to complete. It is 3540 km / 2200 miles long (in 2017). Millions and millions of people arrive to the roadside to cheer the riders.
Read the story “Tour de France is an amazing travel destination promotion tool”
Everyone who is interested in sports and especially road cycling – think of Tour de France, Paris-Roubaix – is bound to learn something about the sport’s history when getting to know the sport. For one or another, history is present bicycle racing. Old winners are respected, stories of their victories remembered even if the champions are long gone.
Goggles and Dust is a book that shows you in detail how cyclists used to race in the last century. The images are simply fascinating. When you carefully study the photographs, you also learn a lot about Europe’s history.
Goggles and Dust is absolute must for cycling fans and people who are interested in last hundred years of Europe’s history. Photographers find the pictures in the book educating – it is a photo book where only the best historical images have carefully been chosen.