Photographer's Note

Heres a shot taken during my recent trip to the Semaine Fdrale de Cyclotourisme, this year held in the town of Prigueux. The event is organised by the French cycletouring federation and is held annually in a different location. On the selection of marked out rides each day, varying in distance and difficulty, one has the chance to stop at various refreshment places en route, and this is the welcome point in the village of Manzac-sur-Vern. Here we parked our bikes and enjoyed a late lunchtime picnic sitting on the grass to the sound of local musicians and a party atmosphere.

This year 14,642 cyclists took part; fortunately not all of them arrived here at the same time. Manzac-sur-Vern without doubt had never had so many visitors as on this occasion and was happy to give us a great welcome. After the previous day of torrential rain, the blue sky returned and made the welcome even warmer. For an additional view from the village, see my workshop posting.

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Additional Photos by Susanna Leon (sleon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 724 W: 76 N: 2025] (9402)
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