Category: Cycling

The Mysterious World Of Ultra-Long-Distance Cycle Racing (And Wigs…)

Now I hasten to point out that I am writing this not because I plan to surprise you and announce that I have decided to enter one of these mythical rides (sorry to disappoint…) but because yesterday I recorded a fascinating chat with Dr Ian Walker for The Cycling Europe Podcast that will hopefully be published in the next week or so. In fact, I would go so far as saying that it was probably the most fascinating discussion I’ve had so far. Perhaps that was down to this ‘mythical’, ‘mysterious’ status that these rides have in the cycling world.

Cycling America’s Western States

Though there is no shortage of exciting cycling locations here in Europe, America offers some of the finest, scenic cycling routes in the world. In this article, we will be focusing in particular on some of the best cycling adventures that can be enjoyed in the US Western States. We’ll also discuss steps for planning your trip and arranging accommodation, while also highlighting some of the other leisure distractions available to you while you’re in that part of the world.

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Reflecting On Events: Putting Trump Back Into His Box, And Perspective…

“When a man unprincipled in private life desperate in his fortune, bold in his temper… — despotic in his ordinary demeanour — known to have scoffed in private at the principles of liberty — when such a man is seen to mount the hobby horse of popularity — to join in the cry of danger to liberty — to take every opportunity of embarrassing the General Government & bringing it under suspicion — to flatter and fall in with all the non sense of the zealots of the day — It may justly be suspected that his object is to throw things into confusion that he may ‘ride the storm and direct the whirlwind.’”

European Trail Biking In 2021

By Donald Martin With many people having been stuck at home throughout 2020, there is now a lot of budding excitement about near-future travel options. Along with coronavirus vaccinations, health and safety are expected to gradually return to Europe over the course of the year. And while it […]

2020: The ‘Interesting’ Year In Review

So 2020… it will go down in history as the ‘interesting’ year. More infamous than famous. It does seem to have been a year that has passed very quickly. Perhaps it was the soap-opera nature of the whole COVID thing, waiting for the next bit of breaking news that might change our lives for the better but which, more often than not, delivered yet more bad news. However, in a year of many, many negatives it is worth reflecting upon the fact that the global pandemic did have knock-on positives. I don’t usually show it, but I consider myself to be an optimist and if ever there was a year when being an optimist – even a blind optimist – was more useful than ever, it has surely been 2020.