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…

2016: Could Do Better?

Mmm… A year that will go down in history for the wrong reasons although a year that, compared to 1350 (Black Death in Europe), 1914 and 1939, one that may soon be forgotten. Sense will prevail in European politics (although it may have us wondering why we went out of our way to make life difficult by…

‘Spain to Norway On a BIke Called Reggie’: The (Potential) Photos

Summersdale, the publishers of ‘Spain to Norway on a  Bike Called Reggie‘, have been in touch and, much to my delight, they would like to include some pictures in the new book. The absence of images from the first two books has been a complaint of many who have read them so it will be good to have…

The UK Handmade Bicycle Show 2017, Bristol

If my tentative plan to cycle from the top to the bottom of Japan in the summer of 2018 ever comes to fruition, it would be nice to do it on a new touring bike (sorry Reggie…). It would be equally nice to pay a return visit to the Handmade Bicycle Show in Bristol in…

‘Twas The Week Before Christmas…

Well, it was the week before the week before Christmas but that makes less of a catchy title. I’ve just returned home after a week on the road; a mixture of business and pleasure. This was the main event of the week: That’s the Britannia Royal Navy College in Dartmouth, Devon and one of those…

Tour De Yorkshire 2017

An email from Welcome to Yorkshire, organisers of the Tour de Yorkshire: STAGE 1 on Friday 28th April will start in Bridlington and finish in Scarborough – 173km STAGE 2 on Saturday 29th April will start in Tadcaster and finish in Harrogate – 122.5km STAGE 3 on Sunday 30th April will start in Bradford and…

Eroica Britannia 16-18th June 2017

News of the Eroica Britannia 2017 from the organisers…. “New Location, Record Ticket Sales, Harder Ride Routes! Eroica Britannia, the award winning 3-day family Festival and the gruelling World famous Bike Ride has today announced record breaking ticket sales, since going on sale less than a week ago on Wednesday 23rd November. Places to join…

Today’s Language Lesson: “Ironico E Sensibile… Linguisticamente Elegante”

The first review of the translation of ‘Crossing Europe on a Bike Called Reggie‘ – ‘Attraverso l’Europe su una Bici di Nomme Reggie‘ – is in! “Ironico e sensibile, ma anche preciso e coraggioso senza apparire presuntuoso. Utilissima, per il lettore italiano, la visione del nostro Paese tramite gli occhi di uno straniero, a maggior ragione…

Yorkshireman Scales ‘Everest’ In Charity Cycling Challenge

By Susan Reid World-record holding cyclist Ben Wood of Cross Hills has completed another gruelling cycling challenge – riding just over the equivalent height of Mount Everest in 24 hours and succeeding in raising over £6,000 for Candlelighters as a tribute to his best friend’s son who is being treated for leukaemia at Leeds General…

Attraverso L’Europa Su Una Bici Di Nome Reggie (2016)

The Italian translation of ‘Crossing Europe on a Bike Called Reggie’ is now available to download as an eBook from Amazon, Apple iBooks and Kobo. «L’anno accademico doveva essere stato … Source: Attraverso L’Europa Su Una Bici Di Nome Reggie (2016)