Round The Island, A Gem To Cycle…..

For the second year I led the Fleet UK Cycling Group for a Thursday ride around The Isle Of Wight. Six members, Ed, Bob, Barry, John, Kaye and yours truly accepted the invitation of 65 miles around the Island and met at Lymington for the 08-45 sailing to Yarmouth. The on board cafe provided coffee…

On The Road Again

2014 saw my first full year of retirement and a certain trepidation of how I would fill my time. I should not have worried as a sailing challenge got ticked off the bucket list and a cycling milestone of pedalling ten thousand miles in the year. This left 2015 with an empty diary so with…

2014 Isle Of Wight Randonnee

A 5am alarm call is an unwelcome sound but after the initial shock of the early start with bikes and Mrs B loaded we are off to Lymington to catch the 7-15 ferry to the IOW Randonnee. The sight of 150 lycra clad individuals must have been a shock to the rest of the passengers…

Cycle The Wight

The Isle Of Wight Randonnee in May was the first time I had cycled the Island and my glowing endorsement had Mrs B eager to try the roads I had enthused about.  With a September forecast predicting a temperature of 24C, clear skies and no wind the alarm was set for an early start. The…

2013 IOW Randonnee

The annual 100km Randonnee seemed like the perfect opportunity to combine my love of cycling and sailing with a visit to my brother on the “South Island” The plan to sail over to Yarmouth on Saturday, the Radonee on Sunday and some family R + R so a bit of passage planning for the sail…