Tarifa To Nordkapp: Cycling Day 96, 28th July 2015

Exactly one year ago today I arrived at Nordkapp, the northernmost point of Norway and continental Europe after a cycle of 7,776km. Here, for the first time in one post, the story of that final day – cycling day 96 – from Honningsvåg to Nordkapp:

Cycling Day 95: The Photographs

Originally posted on CyclingEurope.org:
I’m being very efficient tonight. Here are the photos. I have a video of the 7 km undersea tunnel but I fear the hostel WiFi may not be up to the challenge… The layered rock formations were fascinating.

Fixing Dad: An Inspirational Tale

This film was shown on BBC2 this evening. Goodness knows why they hid it away at 10pm on a Sunday evening. It would have been better to show it at 8pm on Saturday night on BBC1. The trailer is below; the film itself available on the BBC iPlayer for the next month. Again, they should…

Calderdale: Anyone Know It?

Here’s a nice place for a cycle; Calderdale. Anyone know it? And here’s a wonderful short film about the area that’s just been made by Shibden Digital: If you don’t know the area yet, you will soon, especially when The Piece Hall and Square Chapel Centre for the Arts reopen in 2017. Here are a few pictures…

25 Pieces Of Kit To Record An Alpine Walk

Starting to think about my walking holiday in the Alps. I set off next Thursday, driving down to Geneva to join a group who will have arrived by plane. From there we go to Chamonix and walk the classic ‘Haute Route’ to Zermatt in Switzerland. More details here. Not for the first time, I’ve laid…

En Route To Tromsø, July 21st 2015

When I think back to last year’s cycle from Tarifa to Nordkapp, these are two of the photographs I think about most. they were taken near Tromsø in Norway on this day in 2015… Here they are again, unfiltered and filtered:

School’s Out For Summer (And Cycling)

The sun has set over another academic year… For the second half of the 2015/16 school year I have been working at The Brooksbank School in Elland as a maths / French / cover teacher. It also happens to be the school that I attended myself, far too many years ago. It’s been an interesting…

Cycling The Danube

Originally posted on Cycling Geelong:
Thanks to Marie for this report about a Danube cycling holiday from Passau to Vienna. Saturday: Sitting on the huge terrace of our riverside Gasthof for a few hours enjoying a beer and meal in the warmth outside, as we’ve done every evening for the past week, and watching the…

18th July, Cycling Days 1, 15 And 87

6 years ago today, I pushed the bike out of my flat in Reading and set off on a cycle to southern Italy. Here’s how day 1 was blogged at the time: La Via Romeo Francigena / Eurovelo 5 The Send Off Party! Iconic Location No. 1: Windsor Castle Abbey Wood Campsite And So To Bed…. 3 years…

Nice, France

I was fortunate to cycle through Nice in August 2013 after having spent six weeks in the city during early 2000. A real tragedy in a beautiful city. When you watch the news today, don’t forget what it normally looks like. And make sure you visit one day.