La Seguiniere to Les Herbieres

A positively chilly start at 12c but with a clear  blue sky it shouldn’t take long to warm up. This mornings ride is to the South West of Cholet to Les Herbieres and a sub 50 mile round trip to get us back by lunchtime. Another day of beautiful back roads, country lanes, grass, maize,…

La Seguiniere to Clisson

After a day cycling around Vannes and Carnac we were looking for some routes that would avoid traffic and main roads so a stop at a Camping Car Parks site just to the West of Cholet should tick that box. Two weeks earlier we had cycled through Clisson and enjoyed the area so I plotted…

Friday Night To Eastbourne

A new ride on “The Fridays ” calendar caught my attention, London to Eastbourne would be a 70 mile ride and if I should ride home a 150 mile round trip. A bit longer and hillier than most of the rides they do and It sat nicely between two holidays. A mid July night ride…

Bilbao to Deba

Thursday 27th June Bilbao to Morga. Sun and blue sky with a temperature of 18c and a forecast high of 40c , luckily a leisurely start as today’s ride was only 27 miles due to the rearrangement of our ferry crossing. The hotel breakfast selection was fit for a king so given our short day…

Next Stop Bilbao

Tuesday 25th June The alarm rang at 6am for our 7am meet to cycle to the ferry. The overnight storms did not materialise but light rain had wet the ground and spits and spots were still in the air. The route to the ferry was on 3 miles of cycle paths and it was a…

Cycle Touring, Bilbao to Caen

A chance conversation at the end of last year with friend Darren revealed that he and his wife Christine were planning a ride from Santander across the Pyrenees and back up the West coast of France, this aroused my interest and with an invitation from Darren for myself and Kaye to join them, very soon…

The Ring Of Kerry

Saturday 4th May A bright and sunny start as I lifted the blinds at 6-45am, the Austrians in the next motorhome have their e-bikes out and panniers loaded ready for an adventure and are busily back and forth to the van for drinks bottles, GPS, lights and then hi-viz tabards, a single back packing camper…