Pedal power around Lake Constance

Inspired by the Tour de France but intimidated by the thought of a cycling holiday? Try a grand tour on an electrically assisted bike

The Tour du Mont Blanc: cyclists on the gruelling ride
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The Tour du Mont Blanc – the ultimate cycling challenge?

Three countries, 330km of mountainous roads and 8,000m of climbing make for one long day in the saddle

The ‘otters crossing’ sign near the causeway on to South Uist

Cycling through the Outer Hebrides

As the UK basks in the Tour de France’s afterglow, Will Hide finds two-wheeled heaven in some of Scotland’s remotest islands

Cycling on Hainan
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Hainan: China’s new kingdom of bicycles

Over the past two decades the island has been reborn as a destination both for mainstream tourists and cyclists

A cyclist close to Kidstones pass
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The Tour de France comes to Yorkshire

Will hosting the start of next month’s race put the county on the map for two-wheeled tourists?

Joe Kidd takes his fatbike over some rocky outcrops on the Oregon coast
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Fun with a ‘fatbike’

A new type of mountain bike is broadening the horizons of adventurous cyclists. Tim Neville puts a ‘fatbike’ to the test along the beaches and byways of Oregon

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Biking in Bhutan

A new cycling trip through the remote Himalayan kingdom provides the ideal way for visitors to immerse themselves in its traditions and culture

Sir Chris Hoy
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Postcard from . . . London: Welcome to the velodrome

The 2012 Olympic velodrome is about to open to all-comers. Tim Moore gets a (terrifying) preview

Tom Robbins at Paris-Roubaix 2013
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Cycling: the Paris-Roubaix race

For the cyclist in pursuit of ‘glorious suffering’, the Paris-Roubaix race is unrivalled. Tom Robbins put himself through the bone-shaking ordeal

The group starts its descent after being dropped by helicopter at the top of Crown Peak
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Heli-biking in New Zealand

Head to ‘Lord of the Rings’ territory for the latest offering for thrill seekers

Pedalling into the past

As the 100th Tour de France begins, Tim Moore enjoys a gentler cycling event, a wine-fuelled vintage festival

Lionel Barber’s Pyrenees challenge

The FT editor joins a group of ‘mamils’ (middle-aged men in Lycra) for a gruelling weekend ride through mountainous Tour de France territory

Cycling’s Grand Tour

With the Tour de France a week away,Tim Moore discovers the perfect hotel for cyclists – a château in the shadow of the Alps that combines serious riding with serious comfort

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