Ride With Me


Fun fact : I didn't learn how to drive a car until last year, which means that for years, I pretty much rode my bike everywhere. Not that it bothered me. As a matter of fact, I have always loved cycling so I was thrilled when InnTravel got it touch and challenged me to go on my very own cycling adventure. And of course, I just had to take you along for the ride - quite literally.

In case you don't know, InnTravel is a company which helps you plan the perfect cycling holiday and has done so for over 25 years..  They arrange everything for you - from mapping the whole trip out to helping you hire the perfect, high-quality bike and making sure your luggage gets to your next stop ahead of time. And since these bike holidays are for individuals, not groups, you are free to choose from the different suggested routes and really go at your own pace, perfect if you're not exactly a seasoned cyclist. Think of these as slow holidays taking you through the country lanes of Europe rather than practice for the Tour de France.

Having cycled through my hometown many times before, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with my day - relax and enjoy the feeling of the wind blowing in my hair once again. With this in mind, I hopped on my bike and went down to the beach for my morning iced coffee. After beating myself up for not bringing my beach bag with me, I finally set off to explore the backstreets of my hometown, stopping by the farmer's market to pick up some lunch supplies before slowly working my way up to my favourite picnic spot and congratulating myself on leaving the fixed gear beach cruiser at home for once. Before I knew it, I was back in holiday mode and already looking up new places to explore on two wheels. 



Have you ever been on a cycling holiday before? If not, why not start small and go on your own #cyclingadventures, next weekend? 

- Elodie x 



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  1. Aww, you have such beautiful photos, I wish I had a bike just like yours, it's stunning! Goals ;)

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    1. Thanks! I wouldn't quite call myself "goals" but that made me smile! 😉 x

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  2. I used to go cycling daily... I really enjoyed it... Unfortunately, a broken knee cap kind of stopped that little tradition...

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    1. Oh no! Hope you recover soon and can ride again! x

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  3. I love cycling. |Aside from being able to enjoy the view, you're also able to exercise. It's interesting to know that there's InnTravel who caters on cycling holidays.

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    1. It's such a good workout but it doesn't even feel like one! x

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  4. Babe! What a gorgeous little bike. I love little cycling breaks on holiday when it's not too warm, such a great way to whizz past plenty of sights! x

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    1. Thanks! I hope you're doing your fair share of cycling in Copenhagen, Mish! x

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  5. I haven't ride a bike for almost 20 years!! But that bike is just so pretty!!

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    1. It's never to late to jump back on the, well... bike. Ha! x

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  6. I used to love cycling, it was always such a fun thing to do - just getting out there with the wind in your hair. I can't manage it anymore sadly though.

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    1. Oh no! I really hope you get to do it again someday! x

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  7. Ho absolutely stunning your home town is!! I have recently just bought a bike funnily enough - loving it!

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    1. Thank you! Hope to see you go on your own #cyclingadventures soon now you have a brand new bike! x

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  9. I used to love cycling when I was younger. I do love places that have bikes you can use.

    Not been on a cycling holiday before though.

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    1. These bikes are so handy, aren't they? x

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  10. In the summer of 2015 I did a cycling tour in Paris with some other bloggers, it was so much fun! I also hired a bike in Mexico which was a great way to get around x

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    1. Where was my invite? It sounds like so much fun! 😂 x

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  11. This is such a great idea! I'd never heard of a cycling holiday like this before and it sounds really appealing, particularly as you can go as an individual and be at your own pace. I love the fact your luggage is taken care of too.

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    1. It's so handy, isn't it? All you need with you is a handbag and some water and you're good to go! Everything else is taken care of. x

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  12. I'm ashamed to admit that I never learnt how to ride a bike when I was a kid so I can't cycle x

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    1. It's never too late! I know a lot of people who only recently learned how to ride a bike. x

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  13. What a beautiful way to explore your city, I love the off the shoulder top and denim mini. I learned to ride when I was 15 and its a shame because I have not really cycled much since x

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    1. Thanks! You know what they say, you never quite forget how to ride a bike so I'm sure you'd be fine! x

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  14. I've never been on a cycling holiday before but I'd love to go on one x

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    1. They sound like so much fun! x

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  15. I too only learnt how to drive last year but I still cant ride a bike, one accident as a kid put me off completely so I am afraid biking holidays are not for me

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  16. Before my mummy had me she used to cycle all the time in the New Forest. Now she's waiting until I'm old enough so we can go as a family :)

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  17. I love the idea of a cycling holiday, what a nice way to do some sight seeing!

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  18. I can't remember the last time I rode a bike, LOL!! But they do say that you never forget, and the idea of a cycling holiday definitely appeals.

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  19. I really love cycling and although I don't have one here in the UK, I always hire one when abroad to go exploring.

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  20. I would love to cycle!! I still can't drive but the husband can! Only cycling in London is a dangerous game, I'd love to give it a whack on holiday though!

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    1. I don't think I could cycle during rush hour in London either! I'll just keep riding my bike when I go back to France, thank you. x

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  21. This is the cutest bike! Love your outfit, too! x

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  22. I really like riding a bike alone or with the family... as long the sun isn't too bright and the road isn't too long !

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  23. I'm super jealous reading this. I have a curved spine so I can keep my balance on a bike. I've never cycled anywhere :( I used to read the Famous Five books as a kid and wish more than anything that I could just jump on a bike and head off on an adventure somewhere!!

    Louise x

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    1. I used to be obsessed with the Famous Five too! x

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  24. I'm in love with your bike! I rode a bike for the first time in years last October at Center Parcs, and I loved it. I really want to get a bike but I don't know what to go for and they're all so expensive. I'm so jealous!

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    1. They're really so much fun! I'm quite partial to a beach cruiser, but an hybrid like this one can be a better option if you're planning on going uphill and need more than one gear. Foot brakes take some time getting used to so this is perfect since it has hand brakes. Hope that helps! x

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  25. I love the top you're wearing Elodie! Its so summery and perfect for the warm weather we're having! xxx

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  26. Ahh i love these photos, you look so cute on the bicycle! Such a cute outfit! xo

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