Monchique and Cape St Vincent

Monchique With ten days left in Portugal I had time to fit in a couple of rides between sightseeing stops. Kaye was still unable to cycle any distance because of her leg injury so a camp stop in Silves gave me a chance to ride up Monchique, the highest point in the Algarve at 902m.…

From A Wet and Windy Portugal

Blog posts have been a bit thin lately but torrential rain and high winds have stopped play for the day so the computer is on overload. In truth I have not been that inspired travelling down the east coast of Spain but to be fair our exploring has been somewhat limited by Kaye’s leg injury.…

Garmin Tab Repair

I am now using my third Garmin Edge, I will say at this point that for a fair amount of money they are far from perfect, in fact all three models, 705, 800 and now 810 have all been replaced within 12 months under warranty and to me that represents a 100% failure record which I…

Climbing Mt Ventoux

Having researched the Caen to Nice cycling route as a future trip one of the options was a climb of Mount Ventoux. Our Autumn motor home holiday was to cross France and head down the east coast of Spain so it made sense to me to take a diversion and tackle one of the iconic…