Thursday, 21 August 2014

Faites de Velo dans la Rue de le Petit Train

We were invited back to Camping Minihy in Pleneuf-Val-Andre and spent a lovely week in the Funky Van, preparing a few little things for the first ever Faites de Velo, bicycle festival in the Rue de la Petit Train the road where the neighbours got together to make an association against the 'camping cars' because instead of a carpark for mobile homes they'd rather have a nice quiet road with space for the children to play, a cycle route and a community garden. We totally agree!

Alain gave us a bicycle to play with, so we took it apart and made a 'pub sign' and a 'cyclotrope'.


If you want to go on holiday in a relaxed campsite in Brittany find them here:
And check out the facebook page for their upcoming musical events. There might even be a 'Cycle to the Music Festival' next year...

The road cloasure signs are in place and we're setting up the buvette (bar and sausage counter) in the field.


The pedal power music system is in full swing, the wine is flowing already, the sun is shining, it can only be the beginning of a great day.


The wishing bicycle is ready and waiting to be filled with wishes.


The wishes started flowing in and soon...

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.... the bicycle is covered in them.

We tried to take a picture of each cyclist who came (but sure quite a few escaped us) so here is a selection of bicycle portraits from the day.

And here the happy team of the association, president, treasurer et al - spot the pub sign for ' Le Velo Cygne Blanc'

And the rear wheel?

We had a little fun and made some cyclotropes, here's one in action:

And of course we did our show to round of a truly great day and we discovered the meaning of the french word déjanté.

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