Britain & Ireland Part 3: Along Lon Las Cymru (Dublin to Hungerford 06/05/22-11/05/22)

It was raining the day I rode into Dublin. The type of incessant drizzle that makes any town feel a little depressing. I picked up a flat white from one of the many fancy cafes at the edge of St Stephen’s Green and settled on a park bench with enough tree cover to protect me … More Britain & Ireland Part 3: Along Lon Las Cymru (Dublin to Hungerford 06/05/22-11/05/22)

Britain and Ireland Part 2: The Thomastown Curse (Cork to Dublin 26/04/22-06/05/22)

There was something quite charming about Cork. I arrived at a budget hostel in the early afternoon and had the rest of the day to wander through town. The sun was out, which helped. I picked up a brochure for a self-guided walking tour and strolled through town, along the river, past the university campus … More Britain and Ireland Part 2: The Thomastown Curse (Cork to Dublin 26/04/22-06/05/22)

Britain and Ireland Part 1: All Roads Lead to Fishguard (Bournemouth to Cork 21/04/22-26/04/22)

My month in Morocco had been amazing – and I wouldn’t have changed anything about it – but for my next ride I wanted to do something completely opposite. I had time for a 3-week trip, which meant anywhere would be possible, but I settled for somewhere closer to home. A country that I’ve always … More Britain and Ireland Part 1: All Roads Lead to Fishguard (Bournemouth to Cork 21/04/22-26/04/22)

Morocco Part 3: The Anti-Atlas (Zagora to Agadir 21/03/22-31/03/22)

I had a full day off in Zagora to let my body recover from the crash. The only problem was that my body wasn’t really recovering. My road rash wasn’t worrying me too much (even if getting changed for bed was uncomfortable), but my knee was really buggered from the crash.  I was also quite … More Morocco Part 3: The Anti-Atlas (Zagora to Agadir 21/03/22-31/03/22)

Morocco Part 2: From The High Atlas into Desert (Ifrane to Zagora 13/03/22-20/03/22)

The landscape really started to change heading further towards the mountains from Ifrane. Orchards and farmland were replaced by dense cedar forests under low grey clouds. The roadside company was changing too. I saw something rustling in the trees, and then a macaque suddenly popped out. Slowly more appeared, and before long there was a … More Morocco Part 2: From The High Atlas into Desert (Ifrane to Zagora 13/03/22-20/03/22)

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)