Gone Bike About


 This year’s cyclists’ reunion brought usalong beautiful Lake Constance and the Rhine, skirting theSwiss-German border. It was an international bunch of cyclists we’d meton the road over the years. Times have changed, but kiddy trailers andbabies on the way were no hindrance to having a great weekend. The routewas chosen accordingly, with picnic spots replacing gradients for arelaxed get-together.

Cyclists 2012

Thurgau country

Picnic time by the lake

Stein am Rhein

Stein am Rhein

Accommodation was at Bolderhof, an organic farm with cereals, vegetables, dairy cowsand buffaloes. As usual, it was a laid-back sleep-in-the-barn deal, withdinner and breakfast thrown in.

Buffalo herd

There was work to be done!

Time for bed
Rise and shine
Along the vineyards of Schaffhausen

Along the Rhine

By the time we got to the Rhine Falls, it was time for another leisurely picnic, followed by a goodbye for now. The happy bunch appear below!

Alain, Louis & Claudia - Solothurn
Christine, Philippe, Laila & Cecilia - Thun
Carole & Luís from France & Brazil
Elke & Markus from Duisburg
Petra from Chur
Jen from Canada
Harald from near Stuttgart
Michi from Thurgau

For those of you who couldn’t make it, there’s always next year. Watch this space!