By Ryan McDonald In cycling, the big three big races on the calendar are known as the Grand Tours. These consist of the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and Vuelta a España. They are all huge events in their own right and the world’s leading cyclists tend to […]
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.
“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.’”
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 […]
Just returned from a 14km walk. I took my camera with me for the first time in quite a while. I’d forgotten how nice it is just to wander and snap… If you happen to live local, you can probably work out my route. Happy New Year!
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.