Ouistreham to Fougeres

Our trip to the Semaine Federale this year at Mortagne-au-Perche started early to beat the seasonal hike in ferry prices designed to catch those restricted to school holidays for travel. With time to spare we decided to explore the area and our first stop was going to be Fougeres, a town I passed through on my…

Round The Island, A Gem To Cycle…..

For the second year I led the Fleet UK Cycling Group for a Thursday ride around The Isle Of Wight. Six members, Ed, Bob, Barry, John, Kaye and yours truly accepted the invitation of 65 miles around the Island and met at Lymington for the 08-45 sailing to Yarmouth. The on board cafe provided coffee…

The Tubeless Story Continues…

Its six months now since I went over to tubeless tyres in an effort to stem the stream of punctures I seem to suffer on Hampshire’s lanes. In that time I have had mixed experiences, I have studied endless videos on how to repair tubeless on the road and read how easy it is but…

A Leap In The Dark

One activity that has been sadly lacking from my cycling itinerary has been night rides. They do take a bit of organisation so when I saw a cycling group that specialise in these rides I took the opportunity to enrol. Friday Night Ride to the Coast are an affiliated group to CyclingUK who do exactly…

Todays lesson is…”Respect The Ride”

Easter in Portugal was spent with our very dear friends Tim and Sue at their home in Paderne on The Algarve.  My plan was to start our trip back with a long ride. After a week or more of fairly short jaunts on the bike I was looking at a longer distance using a fairly…

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…