La Vie en Vélo has been set up by Angus Parker. Angus has been bringing his family to La Bucherie (and its predecessor property nearby) for 23 years. He has been leading and organising outdoor pursuits and group travel to France and far beyond for 20 years. He remains, for the time being at least, a geography and PE teacher in the off-season. At Easter 2017 this is all set to change though...
He is a keen sportsman who, after too many twists and strains on the sports field, became a confirmed MAMiL (middle-aged man in lycra). He has ridden hundreds of kilometres on France’s roads and continues to love every turn of the pedal.
Usually, Angus will drive the back-up vehicle and cater for your every whim, but if you’d rather have a guide, he can do that. When guiding rides it reduces Angus’ ability to provide logistical back-up from the minibus, but that is nothing that a leisurely stop at any one of the vast array of hospitable cafés can’t sort out.
La Vie en Vélo unites Angus’s passion for this region of this most beautiful country and his experience of outdoor activities in foreign lands. Angus speaks a bizarre version of French absolutely fluently. Angus holds a Level 2 Award in Fitness Instruction and a full outdoor first aid (16hr) qualification. He currently rides socially at around 25kph (16mph) rising to around 29kph (18mph) when ‘training’, but he won’t be able to talk to anyone when he does that!
This is how Angus pictures himself when out on the roads of Périgord: