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)

The Cairngorms Loop: Pandemic respite in the Scottish Highlands (29/08/20-04/09/20)

Amongst many other cancelled plans for 2020, I’d hoped to ride the Torino-Nice Rally in early September. Of course, that was postponed until next year way back in spring. For much of the year, it looked like any holidays would be impossible, but in late summer we did get a little respite from COVID-restrictions and … More The Cairngorms Loop: Pandemic respite in the Scottish Highlands (29/08/20-04/09/20)

The Smoke Ring: A Bikepacking Circle around London (03/07/20-05/07/20)

By the time I write this, in late 2020, the brief respite we had from COVID-19 in the summer months seems a distant memory. Sometime in July, I hopped on my bike to tackle a bikepacking route that I’ve had on my ‘to ride’ list for a couple of years. I’m not sure where I … More The Smoke Ring: A Bikepacking Circle around London (03/07/20-05/07/20)

South England Mega-Grav: London to The Coast and Back (05/06/20-07/06/20)

It’s been quite a while since I last posted here! It seems I managed to have an entirely blog-free 2020. Since I wrapped up my experience at last year’s Transcontinental Race, my life has been more-or-less the same throughout the year. The same probably can’t be said for the rest of the world… I didn’t … More South England Mega-Grav: London to The Coast and Back (05/06/20-07/06/20)

The Transcontinental: A Beginners’ Guide to Ultra-Distance Racing (25/08/2019)

I first heard about the Transcontinental Race in March, 2015. I was a couple of months into my first ever long bike ride and was staying in the Czech Republic while crossing Europe. That ride would end up being a three year cycle around the world, but I had no idea things would escalate to … More The Transcontinental: A Beginners’ Guide to Ultra-Distance Racing (25/08/2019)

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)