So …….it is now officially Winter in the Occitanie and wow it is chilly! However the days are generally sunny and dry and the Winter blue skies are cloudless most of the time, which makes riding very pleasant as long as you are dressed warmly. It really is the rainy days and wet muddy roads that get cyclists down and not wanting to go out but luckily we don’t have many days like that here! Days are short now and our club rides leaving at 8.30 in the morning , are a lesson in self-discipline! During these Winter months there are Point Café rides organised every Sunday by the Committee of CycloTourism here in the Occitanie region. Each week it is the responsibility of a different cycling club to host a coffee and snack pitstop in their village for cyclists from other cycling clubs to stop at and enjoy during their Sunday ride.