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,…

Veloviewer Explorer

On a recent club ride one of the group was raving about Veloviewer Explorer, a new cycling challenge that is linked to Strava and doesn’t involve climbing or going as fast or as far as you can to get on the leaderboard. Stay with me, its difficult to explain but great fun. The challenge is based…