You may remember a couple of months ago ago at the start of the lockdown period, I wrote a post for CyclingEurope.org about my local wanderings up and down the Scammonden Valley where I live here in West Yorkshire and how I had managed to discover some interesting nooks and crannies. At the time I thought I must make a video. And last weekend, I did just that.
At last! It’s here! The weekend of the Cycle Touring Festival in Clitheroe. I’m really looking forward to… What? Really? Ah yes… It was cancelled. Mmm… That pesky Coronavirus thing. Bugger! What’s that? Oh yes, I remember… There was a ‘virtual’ replacement festival that took place in April instead. Of course there was…
One of those posts for the ‘nothing-to-do-with-cycling’ category but I have no hesitation in sharing with you this video that I made earlier today during my lockdown walk through the local woods. I am so grateful to live in a place that, within a few minutes of my […]
As lockdown continues, cycling anywhere remotely exotic is most definitely off the agenda for several months to come. Stay local! However that doesn’t prevent us from vicariously enjoying the adventures of others from the pre-Coronavirus era. Barry Godin has just published a new film about mountain biking the Tour de Mont Blanc. Having walked almost all of the Tour de Mont Blanc route over two seperate hiking trips – in 2006 and then in 2016 – it’s an area of the world that I know well and Barry’s film was a pleasure to watch.
Worth 17 minutes of your time… I am reminded of my own trip up to Scotland in 2014 when I took the (old) sleeper train north eating haggis in the dining car and washing it all down with whisky. I must return to Scotland soon…
It seems likely is that in a few weeks time, we will be at the point on the curve where Spain and Italy now find themselves. Yesterday it was reported that in Italy “The latest crackdown effectively bans jogging and bicycle rides, the only types of outdoor exercise that were allowed.” Might it be a good idea to refrain from doing so here in the UK when we are at an earlier point on the curve? I think it might.
If you follow @CyclingEurope on Twitter, you may have noticed that over the past couple of weeks, short videos have been posted recounting the story of my cycle from Santander in Spain to Coimbra in Portugal last summer. The reason for the appearances of the videos is two-fold. […]
Meet Cat, a woman who loves bicycle touring. I’ve just watched this video whilst sitting on the bus, stuck in a traffic jam, here in my little corner of West Yorkshire. Inspiring stuff! (Cat, not the traffic jam…) It’s also beautifully filmed. Here’s another one. (You really should […]