Gone Bike About...


This year’s cyclists’ reunion brought us along beautiful Lake Constance and the Rhine, skirting the Swiss-German border. It was an international bunch of cyclists we’d met on the road over the years. Times have changed, but kiddy trailers and babies on the way were no hindrance to having a great weekend. The route was chosen accordingly, with picnic spots replacing gradients for a relaxed 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 cows and buffaloes. As usual, it was a laid-back sleep-in-the-barn deal, with dinner 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

Rhinefalls By the time we got to the Rhinefalls, it was time for another leisurly 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!