How good is riding in France?

Having just spent a few months riding around France (and Italy) I am again reminded of how much cycling is part of the culture of these countries. As a cyclist I am surprised and happy at how good the cars are at giving me a wide berth. I am also amazed that the French cyclists expect this and will often ride two abreast on relatively narrow roads and as cars approach behind them there is no honking of horns! Cars wait for a safe opportunity to pass or for the riders to realise they are there and to single out to let them go by. Its cultural. Read the full article.Riding-in-France

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