Lake District: An Off-Road Lakeland Loop (16/11/18-19/11/18)

Scotland inspired me to try and explore some more of the UK off-road, so I collected a list of mountain bike routes that had enough mileage for a long-weekend this summer. Although I did a couple of weekenders along both the South Downs Way and the North Downs Way, I never found the time to … More Lake District: An Off-Road Lakeland Loop (16/11/18-19/11/18)

Around The World By Bicycle: Afterthoughts (16/01/15-17/12/17)

Today, 16th January 2018, is exactly three years since I left London on my bicycle and it is also precisely one month since I arrived home. Feels like an appropriate date for the last blog on my cycle around the world… After one year cycling I wrote a blog summarising my time on the road … More Around The World By Bicycle: Afterthoughts (16/01/15-17/12/17)

England: The Finish Line (Carlisle to London 04/12/17-17/12/17)

The border crossing between Scotland and England might just win the award for least dramatic of my entire trip, with just a pathetic little sign outside a pub to welcome me and my bike into England. There might not have been any party poppers at the border but that didn’t mean it wasn’t exciting for … More England: The Finish Line (Carlisle to London 04/12/17-17/12/17)

Scotland Part 2: Stranded on Skye (Kinlochewe to Carlisle 24/11/17-04/12/17)

I am getting a bit bored of the ice and snow. I did not expect Britain to be quite so slippery in November… Still, all the ice doesn’t doesn’t half make everything look gorgeous. Scotland is beautiful anyway but with the extra sprinkle of white it is simply magical to cycle. The coastal areas were … More Scotland Part 2: Stranded on Skye (Kinlochewe to Carlisle 24/11/17-04/12/17)

Scotland Part 1: The Snowy Highlands (Wick to Kinclochewe 13/11/17-23/11/17)

When you get out the airport in Edinburgh there’s a big Bank of Scotland sign that says ‘There’s no place like home’. Too bloody right. Home sweet home.                     Of course, Scotland is not home for me but it is still Britain and Edinburgh is a … More Scotland Part 1: The Snowy Highlands (Wick to Kinclochewe 13/11/17-23/11/17)

Faroe Islands: The Kambskarð Story (09/11/17-13/11/17)

The boat from Iceland to the Faroe Islands takes about 20 hours. I was starting to get cabin fever by the time the islands first appeared in the distance so rushed out on deck to face the Atlantic wind with my camera. Sailing into the Faroes was an extraordinary way to reach the country. Probably … More Faroe Islands: The Kambskarð Story (09/11/17-13/11/17)

Iceland Part 2: Winter in the Arctic Clutches (Stardarskali to Seydisfjordur 28/10/17-08/11/17)

After escaping the Westfjords region I continued around the Hunafloi coastline, affectionately nicknamed ‘bear bay’ after the occasional polar bear drifts in here on an iceberg from Greenland. Unfortunately for the polar bears – hungry after a lonely time out at sea – they are usually met with a shotgun upon arrival. The Icelandic don’t … More Iceland Part 2: Winter in the Arctic Clutches (Stardarskali to Seydisfjordur 28/10/17-08/11/17)