The Cycle Touring Festival: Regional Gatherings

I’ve just spotted this on the Cycle Touring Festival twitter feed… Over to you Laura! Regional Gatherings [Read the original post here] The best thing about the Cycle Touring Festival is the chance to spend time with like-minded people. The worst thing is that it only happens once a year. Last September, we hosted a…

Crossing Europe On A Bike Called… Maggie?

Hang on! Isn’t this my territory???? There I was thinking I had cornered the market in crossing Europe on a bike called anything – I’ve done it three times don’t you know – but I read today that the hirsute Sean Conway is muscling in on my niche! OK, there are differences. Not only did…

“An inspiration To Me And… Other Cycle Tourists”

I have spent much of my time in the last few months marketing the new book, Spain to Norway on a Bike Called Reggie (there I go again…), and, perhaps as a result, there has been renewed interest in books one and two. A new review appeared yesterday for Along The Med on a Bike…

The Cycling Films Of Barry Godin

When posting this morning’s video about the snail on his little adventure across my back yard towards the bin (I haven’t seen him since by the way so he could have made it over the wall, across the field and into the jaws of a passing crow by now…), I was reminded of the work…

The Snail’s Morning Adventure

One of those ‘nothing to do with cycling’ posts but this little guy was off on an adventure around the bin this morning so I thought I’d make him famous…

Cycling In Paris: Not Just For The Pros…

Here’s a post from the summer of 2015 as I travelled across Europe from southern Spain to northern Norway including a wobbly cycle up the Champs Elysées, somewhat slower  – see the video – than today’s professionals in the Tour de France. Read the full story in Spain to Norway on a Bike Called Reggie….

When Yorkshire Met The Dordogne… And The Tour De France

As this year’s Tour rolls into Paris for its final étape, a longer post that you normally find in this corner of the Internet reflecting upon my visit to France last week with Welcome To Yorkshire to witness stages 10 and 11 of the Tour de France 2017. The world of cycling is a rainbow…

Frank Burns: Ballysadare-Sligo-Dromahair – 50km

Originally posted on Serendipities of life:
I hadn’t realised Sligo had produced so many influential personalities. On a guided walk around the city, we learned a lot about WB Yeats in the birthplace of his maternal family,? and he is now buried in Drumcliff, just 20km north, having been exhumed from his first place of…

Maxine Dodd’s Tour De France

Maxine has featured here before and, with the theme of the week being the Tour de France, I see no reason not to share another of her rather beautiful posts. More available on her own site. Hello! Another scene from this lovely stage – this time showing team BMC riding past the fans lining the…