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What shoes shall I wear on my cycling holiday in the South of France?

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GnocchiGnocchiWhosThere Fri 17-May-13 18:54:08

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nextphase Fri 17-May-13 19:27:23

Personally I think I'd want covered toes for cycling. What about a pretty pair of pumps?
Enjoy your holiday.

Tortington Fri 17-May-13 19:28:04

did you mention you were going on a cycling holiday in the south of france?

Nehru Fri 17-May-13 19:28:17

lol a THONG and nothing else

Nehru Fri 17-May-13 19:28:49

cycling in heel?


dexter73 Fri 17-May-13 19:35:02

Isn't that about an hour of cycling a day? I would just take trainers.

GnocchiGnocchiWhosThere Fri 17-May-13 19:36:57

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dexter73 Fri 17-May-13 19:39:14

That is about 12 miles on your longest day!

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Fri 17-May-13 19:41:06

Heels shouldn't matter. You should be using the ball of your foot to pedal with.

Lavenderhoney Fri 17-May-13 19:41:48

20k!! You do know sof is quite hilly don't you, ESP the wine areas? Plus the traffic! And it will be hot so I wouldn't want to cycle full of wine and cheesesmile plus how will you resist all the markets with no where to put your shopping? ( shallow)

Ill be there myself this summer, so if I see someone on a bike in heels I shall give you a toot- then stop and offer you a liftsmile

Trainers and special cycling shorts with a padded bottom. With a pair of soft ballet shoes in my bag, a dress, and plenty of money for a taxi.

GnocchiGnocchiWhosThere Fri 17-May-13 19:55:46

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GnocchiGnocchiWhosThere Fri 17-May-13 19:57:28

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EuroShaggleton Fri 17-May-13 20:01:05

Er, it is hilly. And very hot. Just take something cool and comfy - you will be a sweaty wreck.

Lavenderhoney Fri 17-May-13 20:20:08

For your birthday? smile if you normally live in heels and don't cycle much then it could be rather memorable. Plus the roads are quite narrow. And wind up great big hills to the lovely villages. I do see lots of cyclists though, normally going great gunssmile

What book has he got? It's beautiful, no doubt about it- just check he looks on google earth or something to make sure you can both manage.

I have lots of family and friends in the area and if you abruptly decide not to cycle, then a friend runs a lovely wine tour and she is very nice and reasonably priced. You can always pm me in an emergencysmile

snowmummy Fri 17-May-13 20:22:12

Trainers. No heels needed. The ball of your foot should be on the pedal.

VinegarDrinker Fri 17-May-13 20:24:09

You don't need heels to grab the pedal, good cycling technique is to use the ball of your foot...

But yes, 20k is about an hour's recreational social cycling. I am 34 weeks pregnant and average about 12mph... So you could wear stilettos, wellies or flip flops and be fine, frankly.

JennySense Fri 17-May-13 20:25:56

Onions, beret, breton top...

GnocchiGnocchiWhosThere Fri 17-May-13 20:28:21

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GnocchiGnocchiWhosThere Fri 17-May-13 20:29:03

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pinkhousesarebest Fri 17-May-13 20:33:53

Wellies atm (and till the end of May).

GnocchiGnocchiWhosThere Sat 18-May-13 09:46:39

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peggyblackett Sat 18-May-13 09:49:33


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