I Wasn’t Expecting That

In September I completed my latest challenge which was the Audax UK Randonnée-Round-the-Year (RRtY) Often held to be one of the tougher challenges on offer, RRtY requires a 200km ride in each of 12 successive calendar months, you can start in any month, but miss a month and you have to start all over again.…

Friday Night Ride To Shoreham

An early return from holiday meant I had the chance to join the last Friday Night Ride To The Coast this year to Shoreham. I looked at the forecast at the beginning of the week wondering if I would be wasting my time, a forecast of gale force winds and torrential rain for Friday night…

Monchique

On our recent trip to Portugal we had reserved a day to cycle up Monchique, the ride was twofold, as well as a cracking climb up to Foia for Kaye to try out her e-bike it was also a chance to have a look at the aftermath of the recent wild fires that had raged…

Semaine Fédérale 2018

Friday 3rd August, just a short drive to get to Epinal for this years event and after registering we were given our plot number and directed to the camp site on the Airfield at Dogneville. It was massive with space for 6000 caravans, campervans and tents and a mile from end to end, unfortunately we…

France en Velo, Diary Week 1

Semaine Fédérale is a cycling festival we have entered, this year to be held in the city of Epinal in The Voges in early August so that gave us an opportunity to get to France two weeks early and explore some of the lanes and towns of the Loire valley. Thursday 19th July saw us…

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…