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…

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,…

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…

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…

Bantry Bay, Eyeries and Adrigole.

Bantry to Sheeps Head, Wednesday 1st May A sunny start but with areas of low cloud and drizzle pushing through as we left the van for our ride to Sheep’s Head, the peninsula between Dunmanus Bay and Bantry Bay. We had opted to take the secondary road out that runs along the north coast line, this…