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  • Jancis Robinson
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  • Jancis Robinson
17 Apr 2002

Vicky Bishop had a flourishing career in the British wine trade. She was the first manager of Wines of New Zealand in London and then set up her own wine public relations business but has decided to give it all up for a while to ride round the wine regions of France raising money for three very worthwhile charities. Follow her progress on this site. She promises she'll send us regular reports.

Vicky and Lily at the end of the ride   

Report 1 - The Loire

Report 2 - Bordeaux

Report 3 - Languedoc and Roussillon

Report 4 - The Rhone valley

Report 5 - Burgundy

Report 6 - Alsace

Report 7 - Champagne

Report 8 - Back home...

To make a donation simply send a cheque made out to 'The Great French Ride' to

The Great French Ride The Great French Ride
4 Bramley Arms
1 Bramley Road
London W10 6SZ

For some background information on the ride, the key characters, the sponsors and the charities involved, click here.