simonhill wrote:Local bike club.....
And plenty to choose from. There are around 50 bike clubs listed in Déparment 13 Bouche du Rhône ie Marseilles and the surrounding area.http://www.cyclisme-amateur.com/annuair ... rhone.html
Many of those are purely racing clubs, but I see that Vélo Club de Marseille covers everything - sport, touring and leisure. http://veloclubmarseille.online.fr/index.php?page=club
If you do go to Marseilles, don't forget Cassis. Loosely translated they say "If you've seen Paris but not Cassis you've seen nothing."
Qu'a vist Paris, se noun a vist Cassis, pou dire: n'ai rèn vist