Nine reasons why Nice is the perfect location for your next cycling trip

The south of France ticks all the boxes for bike riders looking for a break

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While lots of cyclists head off to Mallorca and the Costa Blanca for their winter miles, before jetting off to the Alps and Pyrenées for their summer smiles, too many forget about Nice and Côte d'Azur, which are not only home to large numbers of professional riders, but offer a great cycling holiday for us amateurs too.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.