Crossing Europe… v. Along The Med… (…On A Bike Called Reggie)

The 218th review for Crossing Europe on a Bike Called Reggie was posted on Amazon.co.uk yesterday. That’s exactly twice as many for Along The Med on a Bike Called Reggie which now has 109 reviews. When it comes to the ratings, however, Along The Med is still in front with an average review of 4.6 compared…

Spain To Norway On A Bike Called Reggie: The Big Edit

It’s been a quiet few days here on CyclingEurope.org as I have been busy editing down the draft manuscript of ‘Spain to Norway on a Bike Called Reggie’ ready for submission to the publishers on October 3rd. I’m already on my second read through and I suspect there will be at least one more before…

Pedalling Ideas, Leeds, 17/18 September

I have mentioned Ian Street a few times on these pages in the past. He is the man behind the successful Leeds Bicycle Film Club (as heard on BBC Radio 4!) and his next project is… Pedalling Ideas. The clue is in the title of the event but here are more details, in Ian’s own words; “The…

Nine Tips To Prep For Your Winter Cycle Trip

By Amy Shaw Winter is coming. But that doesn’t have to mean cycling hibernation for the next 6 months – the crisp morning air and crunch of leaves beneath tyres make it worth bracing the elements. Cycling in the upcoming winter months can mean riding at extreme intensities and speed, so it’s important to head…

Not Such A Random Photograph: Andøya, Norway

I’m in the final throes of writing the new book and have arrived at the island of Andøya. This picture sums up cycling along the coast of northern Norway perfectly… I felt obliged to share it once again. (It originally appeared here.)

Along The Med: Three Years Ago Today

It was August 28th 2013 when I completed my cycle from southern Greece to southern Portugal. The full story here or the even fuller story here… And here are a few photographic memories. Full marks to anyone who can identify where they were taken; Greece, Albania, Montenegro, Croatia, Bosnia, Slovenia, Italy, France, Spain or Portugal?…

“Spain To Norway On A Bike Called Reggie”: The End Is Nigh

Originally posted on apsykes.com:
Not a new subtitle, just an indication that at some point in the next week I will finish the first draft of the manuscript for the new book. Here’s what I’m currently spending many hours looking at: When I cycled from Tarifa to Nordkapp I stopped making written notes after…

10 Essentials For Long-Distance Cycling Trips

I came across this article that I wrote for a bike insurance website last year when writing the new book, Spain to Norway on a Bike Called Reggie, yesterday. It never appeared on CyclingEurope.org but here it is now… If you’re planning a long distance cycling trip, it’s important that you keep your packing to an absolute minimum,…

The Brompton Folding Bicycle: A Factory Visit

Originally posted on CyclingEurope.org:
I have a friend who owns a Brompton bicycle. When I meet him for a coffee, he invariably arrives at the cafe on his Brompton. He speaks lovingly about his travelling companion in the same way that I speak about my own bicycle, Reggie. People think that I am strange…