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September 17, 2018

Transporting a Bike. What are the Options?

by Dean Fletcher

There are many ingredients to make the perfect cycling holiday. However, like any recipe, if you get one wrong you can end up with a disaster. So, what are the most important issues when you are organising transporting a bike on a cycling holiday? As all of us know, travelling nowadays can be hard work. The heavy reliance on budget airways has changed the way that we all plan for out travel. Cyclists have had to re-think their strategy on bike transport. Long gone are the days when a cycling holiday meant taking your bike on a plane, free of charge. So, from the very beginning of your planning, bike transport is very important. So, let´s examine the options, and try to come up with an answer.

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September 12, 2018

Campaign for Spanish Road Safety Laws

by Dean Fletcher

All of us who love this sport of cycling must contend daily with the dangers that lie therein. All modes of cycling present their own form of risk. That risk draws people to the sport in the disciplines of downhill, and mountain biking. Those who choose the road as their main method of cycling are in a constant battle with vehicles. Perhaps battle is not the correct word, but sometimes it does feel like that. Whilst the region of Galicia is not perceived to be as dangerous as London for example, risks remain apparent. And the world of cycling in Spain is doing something about it. The campaign for Spanish road safety is now flying.

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September 6, 2018

The Vuelta de España 2018 Arrives in Galicia

by Dean Fletcher

After ten stages through the south and south-central part of Spain, the Vuelta de España finally arrived in Galicia. And what a difference it made. Viewers of the race on Eurosport must have been a bit weary of endless days watching cyclists travel through barren landscapes. Because of the climate, much of the southern part of Spain is arid. All the commentators mentioned the extreme heat of 40+ centigrade every day. The cyclists themselves in social media spoke of little else, just the need to constantly hydrate.

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August 29, 2018

Galicia Spain’s Hidden Paradise

by Dean Fletcher

When people from outside Spain are asked if they know Galicia, the answer is invariably negative. Why is it, that this part of Spain is so popular with Spanish tourists, yet remains relatively unknown for foreigners who visit the peninsula. The easy answer could be the weather. The Costas of the Mediterranean , and the Andalusian coast have always been popular with sun-seeking tourists from all over Europe. The sun is guaranteed, but the beaches can be very overcrowded, and not very clean. Many are private, and also full of expensive sunbeds and parasols. At least you know what you are going to get, and the local councils plough a lot of money into attracting tourists. This last point could be the reason that the region remains unknown outside of Spain.

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August 22, 2018

Tourism in Galicia

by Dean Fletcher

Galicia remains one of the hidden gems of Spain. Galician tourism is becoming an important factor to the economy. The Spanish know all about it, and they love to come here on their holidays. The population that lives in what is known as the interior particularly relish Galicia. Much of Spain, particularly the central and southern parts are arid and dry. And in the summer can be quite unbearable, as temperatures hit 40 Celsius. Thus Galicia, with its coast, mountains, and unlimited greenery is very appealing for anybody thinking of cycling tours in Spain.

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