Wahoo Tickr Fit Heart Rate Armband Monitor

For a long time now heart rate information has been for me a bit of a lottery, I have tried various chest band heart rate monitors but for some unknown reason they do not work successfully for me. I have invested time and money but the chest bands seem to work for about 90 minutes…

A Sunday in April

Nearly 4 weeks into this lockdown and we seem to be settling into a regular daily routine.  I am up at 6-15 for a leisurely breakfast, after taking Kaye an early morning cup of tea I settle down for an hours news on Breakfast TV and a quick check on the weather app for the…

The Best Peanut Butter Cookies

This was passed to me by a cycling buddy and makes a great snack to stick in your cycling jersey pocket and if you’re a peanut butter fan you’ll love this. The cookies are considerably higher in protein, monounsaturated fats, fibre, vitamins and minerals than conventional cookies.  I also added sultanas to the recipe because…

Another Year Older……

As another year closes we can look back on what has been a year of travelling, tinged with sadness at the departure of two good friends but with thanks that with good health we have been able to follow our dreams of adventures by motorhome and bicycle. The year started with a lot of local…

Reflections

I started this blog a good few years ago but probably not for the reason most people would imagine. I have always enjoyed writing and would have loved to have written a book but sadly I do not have the patience or the ability. My brother Ivan, 11 years my senior, was a brilliant cabinet…

Col du Pourtalet

On our trip down to Portugal we managed to ride a couple of cols in the Pyrenees that are Tour de France favourites, continuing our journey we crossed into Spain over the Col du Pourtalet and it was spectacular,  so much so that I opted to return by the same route so we could ride…

A Couple of Cols In The Pyrenees On The Way South

Col De Tourmalet For the last three nights in the motorhome we had heard a solitary Tawny owl but last night we had the whole parliament going throughout the night and what a beautiful sound they make, haunting but also very soothing.A rather chilly but clear start as the sunrise lit the sky red, reflecting…

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…