Morocco Part 1: The Rif Mountains (Tangier to Ifrane 05/03/22-12/03/22)

The flight from Malaga to Tangier was the shortest I have ever been on. I’d literally loaded up an episode to watch on my phone after take-off, before noticing city lights out the window as we started our descent. I honestly thought something had gone wrong, and that we’d had to return to Spain for … More Morocco Part 1: The Rif Mountains (Tangier to Ifrane 05/03/22-12/03/22)

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)

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)

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)