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…

January……

“January, sick and tired you’ve been hanging on me”, sung by the group Pilot in 1975 but those words resonate with me every year. In my cycling year this is the most difficult month to keep my motivation, the Christmas celebrations are over and a New Year has arrived, it is an easy time of…

A Late Summer Tour – Part 2

September 13th and I woke to a sunny start for my 65th birthday, I was now feeling like a professional cyclist, paid by the state to train. I share a birth date with Roald Dahl and one of his many quotes resonates and could have been written for me. After a walk into Bedoin for…

Master of The Roads, In Your Dreams…

Hampshire is in my opinion is one of the worst counties for potholes that I have cycled so I was intrigued to pick up the Alton Herald and read claims suggesting my observations were far from reality and Hampshire County was ahead of the game with its new Roadmaster pot hole repair system. It seems…

Bedouin, A Week In Provence.

After finishing my ride from Hampshire to Nice the next three weeks were holiday but we were not sure where as the fuel shortage in France was looming large. I had wanted to ride up Mt Ventoux again, this time from Bedoin so we decided to retrace our steps and depending on fuel we would have…

Day 11 Forcalquier to Castellane

Forecast part cloudy 9c to start but rising to 25c. The day does not start well as I immediately get myself lost just trying to exit the town but soon find the D4100, this section is back into open countryside most of the way to Oraison, just before the town I noticed one fuel station…