Tag: Cap d’Antibes

The House where celebrities…….

The recently published tome Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc: A Timeless Legend on the French Riviera explores the world’s most famous and photographed hotel’s 150-year history. This is a magnificent property which I cycle past on a regular basis. While I’ve never stayed here, I have… Continue Reading “The House where celebrities…….”

One from the vaults: Spa Break

After spending 24/7 with each other for most of this year, I am yearning for a bit of me time. Just like in this post from 2015. The title might conjure up images of a swanky country-house hotel where I’m being pampered. Nothing could… Continue Reading “One from the vaults: Spa Break”

Trip to Cap d’Antibes

I’ve written about Antibes and Juan-les-Pins but it would be remiss of me not to include the bit in between, Cap d’Antibes. Long-time followers know that this is one of my winter training grounds, which is surprisingly hilly. I cycle regularly around the area,… Continue Reading “Trip to Cap d’Antibes”

Wintery blues

This week daytime temperatures have slipped below 20C, our Indian Summer has gone. There’s a dusting of snow on the hills behind Nice, largely from that cold snap in mid-October, and the leaves are starting to turn. With the clocks having gone back, it’s… Continue Reading “Wintery blues”

Fairwell summer

It’s official, our Indian Summer is over. After the diluvial rains of early October, we’ve been enjoying an unseasonally warm October and November. That’s now come to an end as day time temperatures dip below 20C.   I’m usually into my 3/4 bib-shorts and… Continue Reading “Fairwell summer”

Not enough points

After a few days back in the UK, I was literally chomping at the bit to get back on my bike. Not long after I’d landed on Saturday morning, I rode for a couple of hours with my beloved. It felt so joyous to… Continue Reading “Not enough points”

Wooden spoons at the ready

I’m really enjoying the bike training programme. At the end of last week, I was feeling a bit fatigued but this week I seem to have had a second wind. On Mondays, I ride for an hour on the flat in a fasted state.… Continue Reading “Wooden spoons at the ready”

Guess who?

Yesterday, after dropping my beloved off at the airport, I rode, as prescribed, for 3hrs around Cap d’Antibes. As I was descending Garoupe for the first time, who should be coming in the other direction? It was unmistakedly Tom Boonen, sans helmet and sunglasses, at the head of a bunch of… Continue Reading “Guess who?”


Given that most of the northern hemisphere is snowed in, it hardly seems fair to mention that it was wet and damp on Monday and Tuesday, confining me indoors to get on with a myriad of chores. Today it’s been cold again but gloriously sunny… Continue Reading “Ennui”

Good intentions

The weather over the festive period has been very mixed albeit largely cold and damp. This has not prevented us from cycling most days though we have tended to limit our exposure to a couple of hours max, generally circumnavigating Cap d’Antibes from both… Continue Reading “Good intentions”