European cycling...

We began Cycleventoux because we love Europe, the outdoors, good food and seemingly endless miles of fantastic roads on which to bike and explore. The lore of cycling is deep here - the cyclists who have raced the Tour de France, The Giro d'Italia and a myriad of "one day classics". Cycling clothing was born here and now such manufacturers as Assos, Rapha and Castelli to name a few make great "kits" with style, attention to detail and quality. We often visit the Assos factory near us with guests to take a tour, shopf for bargains in their seconds room and soak up the panache that this company exudes.

French, British and Italian cycling equipment and it's storied and revered manufacturers, frame builders and component makers are some of the most admired industrial designers and producers of the twentieth century. The history and culture of cycling is deep here. From vintage advertising posters, museums, art and objects, the non-stop media coverage of cycling sporting events places cycling front and center in European society. The bike has often been the only method of transportation for many - the car being a luxury few could afford in the past. This has forged a respect and admiration for this two wheeled mechanical marvel. Europeans live and breathe the bike. We'd like to expand your passion by showing you Europe by bike.