A chance to play on well-kept clay

Clay is a wonderful surface to play on, but it’s not used as much in the UK as it is in the US and France. The reason is weather: you can’t play on a wet court.  It’s hard to maintain, too. Not quite as problematic as a grass court, but there’s no doubt that keeping a traditional…

In Martin’s slipstream

There’s no shortage of good cycling routes around Bergerac. One that I’m keen to try is the 2014 Tour de France Stage 20 time-trial to Perigueux, as won by the great Tony Martin. Early October would be good for me. It would be best to do it with a group: anyone like to join me?

Wind in the Willows

In order to have adequate boat access to the water, we need to do some fairly radical clearance work on the riverbank. But it’s not that simple. This is not just a Conservation Area, it is also a UNESCO World Heritage site