Ribadeo to Santiago de Compostela and beyond

This is certainly a post I was not planning to write but very often the best laid plus go awry, the one advantage of travelling with the motorhome is that if the description of your destination does not match reality you can move on and find another place to stop. Our first stop on this…

Gijon to Ribadeo

Gijon was our landfall when we crossed Biscay in our boat a few years ago so we thought it would be a nice stopover on our tour. We found the Motorhome Aire next to the port entrance as the rain came down and did not stop for the next 10 hours. We ventured out on…

Santander to Ribadesella

A cold and windy start to our first full day in Spain, the sun was shining but there was cloud over the mountains and the tops were still covered in snow. My first ride of the trip was from Santander to Ribadesella with Kaye following in the motor home. The first section of the N-611…

To Spain and Portugal

Our first trip in the motor home for 2017 was planned along the north coast of Spain and down the west coast of Portugal with a bit of cycling thrown in. We booked on Brittany Ferries 07:45 sailing from Portsmouth to Santander on the MV Base De Seine which is the economy sailing, advertised as…

Banana, Fig and Sultana Flapjacks

I’m a bit of a sucker for flapjacks and am always eager to try new recipes. They are a great fuel for cycling but are invariably held together with sugar, syrup and butter so when this recipe arrived using coconut oil, egg and banana to bind the ingredients I just had to give it a…

Surviving the icy roads.

This last week has seen very low temperatures with hard overnight frosts and daytime temperatures barely rising enough to melt the ice. Ice must be the single biggest worry to all cyclists, unlike most other weather phenomenon’s you cannot always see it lurking to catch out the unsuspecting. For the leisure cyclist the choices are,…