We bought folding bicycles about 4 years ago on the basis that they would be useful when we were on the boat and needed to get to the shops. In truth, we haven’t used them much before now but they did seem a good idea at the time.
They take a bit of getting used to as the wheels are small and there are only 6 gears. In addition, the brakes aren’t exactly trustworthy. However, they are useful if the shops are miles away or if you want to explore the local countryside.
Today we decided to cycle the 9 miles to Landerneau from the marina in Brest. We took the local roads and followed the river. We went up hill and down dale but the weather held off and it was a lovely ride if hard work given the lack of gears and the small wheels. Still, good exercise nonetheless. Having got to our destination we decided that getting a train back to Brest was the best idea as there was a very steep hill down to the town and we have now had a couple of beers!