For me, cycling was a great way to experience the charm and uniqueness that is Cuba. Cuba is a place characterised by sunshine, colour, music, cheery locals, rocking chairs, rum, cigars. ....idyllic beaches; mountain backdrops; lush valleys; abundant vegetation; abundant plantations; all manner of farm animals basking in the sun; remote quiet roads where traffic is largely made up of delightful 1950s American Classic cars, horse-drawn carts and ox-ploughs. Joyful, peasant livelihoods stuck in a time warp. A total absence of global (American)brands. No advertising. Pro-communism. Patriotism. Che Guevara. Vive la revolucion. Scarcely no internet access. Cycling Cuba is an intense, action-packed holiday. A total feast for the senses which left me feeling fit, tanned and wondering how I would re-adjust back to life at home again!