It was time for a spot of exercise. Months of over-indulgence and a complete lack of sport had left us flabby and overweight.
Now we were going to burn off some calories with a cycling holiday in Alsace.
‘Alsace!’ exclaimed my wife Alexandra. ‘Isn’t that known for its hearty cooking and vast quantities of meat?’ Well, she had a point. But we’d be cycling all day long and getting fitter in the process. I was confident we would return home slimmer and feeling ten years younger.[…]