The Isle Of Wight at night.

One of my favourite areas to ride in the UK is the Isle of Wight and I have enjoyed The Island’s roads on many occasions. Last year I joined a group of cyclists called ‘The Fridays” who enjoy Friday night rides to the coast from London and after enjoying several outings I agreed with good…

Scottish NC500 part 3

Wednesday 4th April Every time I woke during the night I could hear rain on the van roof so when morning arrived and it seemed quiet I opened the curtains to reveal a covering of snow on the grass and a temperature of 0c, the forecast was predicting an improving situation so with a bit…

Scottish NC500 part 2

A cold night in the van and waking up to a hard frost and -3c meant ice on the roads, no gritters here so a delayed start until the icy patches had cleared. A beautiful clear sky and the sun rose lighting the hills on the far side of the Loch, sheep walking down the…

Scottish NC500 part 1

To Scotland in the Motorhome, well thats the plan, via Newark, for a family wedding and Swaffham for a 200k Audax. We left home in torrential rain which did nothing for my mood, having spent two days cleaning and polishing the van. First stop was Kelham Hall for the wedding, a country estate that also…

Canyon Endurace AL Winter Bike, Initial Thoughts

A dedicated Winter bike to save my Canyon Aeroad and Van Nicholas from the harsh road conditions of the Winter months. After a fair bit of research and with a list of several key features an Aluminium Canyon Endurace topped the list for value as well so an online order was placed. Having had problems…

Garmin Edge ( an update )

Since writing an earlier blog on the Garmin Edge in October 2015 https://binstedscyclingandtravelblog.wordpress.com/2015/10/20/garmin-tab-repair/  it is time for an update. At that time I could boast a 100% failure rate for the 3 units I had purchased at that time as they all needed replacement within the warranty period. This update was prompted by my latest failure,…

A Ride Around Mont Ventoux

Bedoin is one of my favourite villages in Provence and as well as numerous trips up Ventoux I have enjoyed a lot of cycling in the local area but one ride I hadn’t completed was a circumnavigation of the great mountain so with local information and maps a course was set to follow “Le Tour…