an unusual but spectacular region to ride in
Look at a map of the Caribbean and you'll quickly dismiss road cycling on most of the islands on the grounds they are too small with not enough roads.
However there are some exceptions.
Guadeloupe is one.
Barbados is another. We were surprised by the number of roads on this island and, while the road surfaces aren't great, the views and scenery more than make up for that, particularly in the north and west of the island. Read our detailed guide to cycling Barbados to find out more.