Riding in France with Roy McCauley
Traveling to France with Revolution Coaching was truly the vacation of a lifetime. The quality of cycling, routes, exclusive accommodations, private chef, food, wine, and Tour de France hospitality all added up to create an incredible total experience. Tackling the Port de Bales on the day of the Tour was breathtaking – it’s nearly impossible to describe the feeling of being ‘greeted’ by the fans during the climb, and then climbing out of the clouds to see the summit. Features like a ‘wine cave’ with incredible selections and a rich history of the lodging at Chateau Saint Martory only added to an already astounding ambiance and experience.
While the lodging and riding were incredible, the lasting impression for me will be the people I met and friendships created. My fellow cyclists came from all walks of life, but our respect for each other was immediate, and we will all remain, friends, whilst holding onto the memories of our time together. The French cycling guides were safe, funny, and talented, and the entire staff of Revolution Coaching was incredibly professional; working diligently to resolve any issues while still making us feel like part of the family.
- Roy McCauley