The Bicycle That Went Out Into T’Cold

It’s Saturday afternoon (or it was when I wrote this) and my half-term break from social media (see previous post) encouraged me to get back out on Dale, the Cannondale… He’s been shamelessly inactive in recent months but this final week in February has finally seen some action! Nothing too adventurous; a ride to the…

Welcome Back After The Break…

It’s been half-term here in Calderdale. Wonderful. Plenty of time to relax, catch up with people and things, get in a bit of exercise (especially on the bike), read, clean the house, tinker with an upcoming presentation, watch TV, proof read the new book, chat to the publishers about marketing it, do nothing… That kind of…

Bipolar UK / The Prudential RideLondon

I’ve been asked to pass on this message from the charity Bipolar UK. Can you help them? Who we are: Bipolar UK is the national charity dedicated to supporting individuals and families affected by bipolar. Over a million people in the UK today have bipolar. We estimate that a further two million people, including loved ones,…

Ventoux: The Ride…And The Play

Some of you may remember that back in 2013 as I cycled from southern Greece to southern Portugal and shortly after arriving in France, I deviated slightly to the north north to meet a friend on a campsite in a small town called Villes-sur-Auzon. The reason? This is what I wrote at the time: “Mont Ventoux…

The Ups and Downs of XC

Originally posted on EWAN IN THE RUNNING:
? Cross country races are meant to be wet, cold, windy and boggy. Well not this season! It has mostly been quite sunny and warm this year, and pretty dry (even Keighley which has been a mud bath in past years)! Wakefield-Thornes Park This year I’ve moved into…

Challenge Mallorca 2017: Trofeo Porreres

Originally posted on Maxine Dodd: Racing lines:
Hello! Mallorca is a popular winter training ground for many top cycling teams, the terrain of the island providing a great mix of climbs and long flats – bathed in gentle sunshine. This winter has been extraordinary with the island (and most of southern Europe) subject to storms and snowfalls…

Eroica Britannia 2017

Great poster, let alone event… More details here. From the organisers; “Eroica Britannia, one of the most talked about events in the cycling and festival calendars has been hailed as one of this year’s most anticipated UK Family Festivals following an announcement that two iconic Headliners will be included in this year’s line-up, a first…

Cycle Touring Festival 2017

Welcome to 2017… and what an exciting year it should be. The new book – Spain to Norway on a Bike Called Reggie – is out on May 11th and during April, May, June and beyond I’ll be up and down the country talking about the journey from Tarifa to Nordkapp which the book is…