‘It’s all about the bike’ ……. an often-quoted phrase in the cycling world, which I happen to think is an over simplification. This blog post, however, is unashamedly all about the bike because I have just bought a new one. It’s been a long time coming.
I have been to Sri Lanka twice before, once on a minibus and beach holiday, and once on an organised bike tour. So why a third time? The reason is a tad on the nerdy side. Sri Lanka happens to be one of the… Continue Reading “Street-view Sri Lanka – a cycle tour”
Is it really necessary to invent yet another type of bike? Well, all I can say is that I am definitely coming around to the idea! At first I thought it was just another marketing ploy to convince cyclists with a lot of spare… Continue Reading “Who needs an Adventure Road Bike?”
A friend of mine recently returned from an epic adventure, cycling alone from Amritsar, via the Hill Stations of North India, to Kathmandu, and having returned home to no job, I invited her on a mid-week adventure road-bike ride. I wrongly assumed she would… Continue Reading “An Adventure Bike tour of South London”
My recent trip to Whitstable along the Pilgrims’ Way re-ignited my plan to complete the entire ‘track-way’ in a series of day trips. In retrospect I could have benefited from knowing where it started and finished. I decided to complete the section from Rochester… Continue Reading “Not quite the Pilgrims’ Way!”
This is the story of the Bella Velo Cycling Clubs summer trip to the sea. It was a road ride full of unforeseen adventures that pushed us all to various limits. We conquered extreme heat, punctures, thigh-burning hills, came close to mutiny and possibly… Continue Reading “A Pilgrims Tale”
What is Adventure Road-Biking? It’s a mind-set. You can be an adventure road-biker on any kind of road bike, although you may wish to consider the wisdom of using your top of the range Pinarello (should you be lucky enough to own one)! It… Continue Reading “Adventure Road-Biking”
I awoke from a terrible nights sleep due to eating a huge portion of pasta the previous evening, and the women in the room upstairs going to the loo at least 3 times. I couldn’t decide between Col de Madeleine (with a train ride)… Continue Reading “Last Chance Saloon”