The EuroVelo 1 In Balloch, Scotland

A short trip north to Scotland to speak to a group in the cycle tourism sector who are meeting here in Balloch, Scotland for a EuroVelo 1 themed conference. The hard work for me was last night and the talk seemed to go down well. Having cycled long […]

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Beautiful Views, Ugly Driving

I’ve been on cat-feeding duty this week and this means an extension to the normal cycle from home into Halifax. It more or less doubles the length of the journey. This is no bad thing, especially as the road climbing from my house to the ridge that forms […]

reTyre: What Is This Sorcery?

As you might imagine, I receive quite a few emails from companies trying to persuade me of the virtues of their latest cycling product. E-Bikes, cycling helmets, innovative bicycle lights and cycling gloves from China seem to be the most popular topics of the emails I read and […]

Emily Chappell: Where There’s A Will…

In 2015 Emily Chappell embarked on a formidable new bike race: The Transcontinental. 4,000km across Europe, unassisted, in the shortest time possible. On her first attempt she made it only halfway where she found herself suddenly on her back in a field, floored by the physical and mental […]

The Cycling Europe Podcast: Episode 011

The Cycling Europe Podcast berths in Santander, Spain for two weeks of adventure across the Iberian Peninsula via Potes, Riaño, León, Puebla de Sanabria, Bragança and Porto to Coimbra in Portugal. Join Andrew P. Sykes as he discovers the cycle path less travelled up and over the remote […]