At weekends in France, drivers on country roads know that it is advisable to look our for cyclists – either bunches of speed-cyclists on sleek bicycles preparing for or taking part in local races or championships; or just individual cyclists or families out for an afternoon ride. That is common all year round. In the summer months, local cyclists are joined on the roads and cycle-ways by an ever increasing number of international cycle-tourists, making the most of the opportunities that France offers for long-distance rides or circuits.
Read more: The 10 best places to cycle in France
Rory Ramsden is a French property finder and buyer's agent working for high net worth private clients wishing to buy a chateau, manor or vineyard in the south west of France. He has lived in France for 8 years after spending time travelling the world on business.
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