Posted by Word Camel on July 02, 2003
In Reply to: How is "peddling"? then how is "hard-peddling"? posted by sphinx on July 02, 2003
: Tour de France is the longest and the most scenic cycle race in the world. Along the way, hard-peddling cyclists pass through fashionable cities, peaceful countryside, fruitful vineyards and along breezy coastlines.
Peddling is the way the feet work to make the bicycle move. When the passage you gave describes the cyclists here as "hard-peddling", it means in effect that they are moving very fast or "peddling hard". This would make sense since the Tour de France is race.