Brilliant new cycle path
It’s been open a matter of days and it’s a dream come true. Investment in leisure is the mark of a courageous country. This old railway line had been converted to a voice verte, a green way, with wide smooth finished surface. It runs for over 30 miles from Chinon on the Loire to south of Richelieu.
Everyone I meet on it was smiling and calling excited greetings to me. I felt like the first cyclist. There was no debris among the way. Trees had been sympathetically trimmed and I sped along a wide valley lined with trees thick with mistletoe. Even the old station was under going a makeover with seats and refurbishment. All this for leisure.
Well done France!