Deeside Trail: Another ‘Hit & Run’ to Scotland (01/10/21-03/10/21)

In each of the last 4 years, I’ve reached the end of summer feeling like I haven’t travelled enough on my bike. That’s never actually the case, but as the days start to shorten I panic that I haven’t spent enough time outside and I quickly plot one last domestic escapade. By the time I … More Deeside Trail: Another ‘Hit & Run’ to Scotland (01/10/21-03/10/21)

Italy & France: The Torino-Nice Rally (05/09/21-12/09/21)

I applied to ride the Torino-Nice Rally way back in early 2020. I’d heard many great things about the route, and along with a few friends I entered to ride. Like many things, the 2020 edition (due to take place in summer) was postponed until the following spring. That was subsequently delayed, until things looked … More Italy & France: The Torino-Nice Rally (05/09/21-12/09/21)

King Alfred’s Way: British touring in COVID times (02/04/21-05/04/21 & 31/05/21-01/06/21)

Well, it’s only taken me half a year to get this up. By the time I wrote most of this, I was doing my third 10 day isolation in 10 months. Don’t feel too sorry for me – two of those were post-travelling abroad having gone to see family in Denmark, still… that’s more than … More King Alfred’s Way: British touring in COVID times (02/04/21-05/04/21 & 31/05/21-01/06/21)

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)