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)

Spain: Marathon to Mountains (Seville to Malaga 26/02/22-04/03/23)

I did three significant things at almost the same time this February:  First, I left home and stopped paying rent, packing up my life in the process. Second, I ran my first ever marathon in Seville. Third, I quit my job. My feet have been itchy for some time, and now I finally had the … More Spain: Marathon to Mountains (Seville to Malaga 26/02/22-04/03/23)

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)