The Wonderful World Wide Web

I got an email from a chap in Brisbane today – he is planning on doing the trip in May 2010. This is what makes the Internet such a fantastic tool! Nice of you to get in contact Jon (if you are reading this). Anybody else out there? […]

Darts Odyssey?

I spend far too much money on too many books that I never finished reading. But I bought one today that is about travelling through Italy. It’s got a naff title: “Vroom by the Sea”. I did look at cycling books but there was nothing on offer in […]

Feedback on self

Probably very immodest to say so but I do like the look of the new blog. I still get the impression I am the only person reading it however. The Twitter updates over there on the right might drag in the punters…. perhaps.The composite picture up at the […]

A few questions to ponder…

The are some questions to which I need to find a definitive answer over the course of the next few weeks. Let’s set 10th June 2009 – my 40th birthday – as my deadline. The questions are:– Do I do my cycle ride for charity?– If so, which […]

Back!

It’s been a long winter break but I am back to update my blog. Cycling to work in the cold, wet, snowy winter months, my mind went off cycling, but as the spring warms my little life in Reading, Berkshire, so the enthusiasm for cycling to southern Italy […]

700 Days

The first numerical milestone, although you could argue that 699 is more of a change. It will take about three and a half months to knock off each 100 days and I look forward to being as committed as I am now to doing the ride in the […]

Google Maps

I went to great lengths on Google Maps earlier this evening to plot the route from town to town – about 15 of them – and then get Google to fill in the bits in the middle. It did that and told me that it is only 2,700 […]

French Revolutions

Edging ever closer to the 700 day point, I have just started to re-read Tim Moore’s book called French Revolutions. A month before the Tour de France in 2000 he decided to spend 6 weeks cycling the route of the tour. That year it was 3,630 kilometres – […]