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 2

Thursday 26th July, 22°c at 7am and after a slow start we drove to our next destination at Chatilion-sur-Loire, a motorhome aire in the marina on the banks of the canal N47.59177° E2.75959° , €8 for 24hrs with EHU, water and services, payment with credit card at a machine that was too hot to touch…

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…

The Isle Of Wight at night.

One of my favourite areas to ride in the UK is the Isle of Wight and I have enjoyed The Island’s roads on many occasions. Last year I joined a group of cyclists called ‘The Fridays” who enjoy Friday night rides to the coast from London and after enjoying several outings I agreed with good…