I've been looking into various cycling holiday options recently and I keep coming accross the issue of renting a good road bike whenever I google. Whether it's France, Holland or Spain renting a proper road bike seems a difficult thing to do. I can understand why, they are not cheap bikes and may not be a particulalry good idea for shops renting.
I see that a lot of people have the idea of going off to France renting bikes here and there and doing a stage of the Tour but it often doesn't seem to work out so well.
Does anyone have any experiences of places you actually can rent a good road bike?