The Falkirk Wheel and The Kelpies

Following our successful trip around The Scottish NC500 we had one final stop on our way back home, a visit to see two pieces of iconic Scottish engineering, The Falkirk Wheel and The Kelpies. Our drive to the site of The Falkirk Wheel was past a lot of the locks on The Union canal which…

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…

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…

Friday Night Ride to Bognor Regis

For the second consecutive Friday night I have swapped my bed for my bike and joined The Fridays for a night ride to the coast, on this occasion to Felpham ( Bognor Regis ) Arriving at The South Bank meeting spot at 11-30pm it was already busy with cyclists checking in and chatting. We were…

Semaine Fédérale

The main reason for our trip to France was to take part in Semaine Federale, a national cycling event which this year was being held in Mortagne-au-Peche so on the Friday we made our way to our designated camp site. Registration was from 14-00 and we thought we would get there early to get set…