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The Tour De France Celebrates Its 100th Birthday

The 100th Tour de France is now in full flow, with British hopeful Chris Froome leading the way. The cyclists are currently heading south east through France, t

Top Three: Tour de France-inspired breaks

Cycling trips: from the lazy to the crazy

Find your winter moment in Alpe D'Huez, France

Whether it's a moment of peace making fresh tracks in new snow, a hard-earned drink at the bottom of the hill or the amazing feeling you get when you nail a tough run, Alpe D'Huez in France is the perfect place to explore with Crystal Ski Holidays this winter – here's why

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Tom Powell

Associate Editor

Tom likes to travel, which is perfect, really, considering his role at Escapism. When he's not testing out mattresses all over the UK, lusting over US national parks, or following his stomach across the south of France, you'll probably find him writing about his latest adventures at Escapism HQ, or nerding out about the latest gear.

Cycling Europe

Move over Tour de France – there are a clutch of other classic race routes out there just waiting to be conquered.

8 epic cycling ascents

Michael Blann's new book flaunts some of the best mountain climbs the planet has to offer

Top Three: Beer, cognac and port tours

Drinking beer is good for your brain (disclaimer: we're fantasists, not scientists)


Gilles Peterson’s chic south of France fest


What's Hot: Euro Ski

Ben Clatworthy runs the rule over the European resorts set to go big this season