Round Denmark Bike Race: Part 2 (13/07/22-15/07/22)

Something strange was happening to my body, a symptom I hadn’t ever experienced before on a bike ride. My tongue had seemed to swell, turning white with blisters lining the sides of it. My tonsils were swollen, and I had ulcers inside my mouth. Eating hurt.  I wasn’t sure how worried I should be – … More Round Denmark Bike Race: Part 2 (13/07/22-15/07/22)

Round Denmark Bike Race: Part 1 (10/07/22-13/07/22)

I’m going to rewind the clock a bit to provide context for this blog… After I finished the Transcontinental Race in 2019, I was keen to do another ultra-endurance (or whatever you want to call it) bikepacking race. The question was, which one? I thought about the things I hadn’t enjoyed with the TCR, and … More Round Denmark Bike Race: Part 1 (10/07/22-13/07/22)

Germany to Denmark: Embracing the cold (30/01/15-09/02/15)

Just over the Dutch/German border I spotted the first (and last) other long-distance cyclist. We were passing in opposite directions, but exchanged a brief smile and nod, as if to say ‘at least I’m not the only one crazy enough to be cycling in this weather’. I took comfort in the sight of his load … More Germany to Denmark: Embracing the cold (30/01/15-09/02/15)