The Way Of The Roses: Day 1, Part 2

So here I am in Morecambe. I’ve pedalled just over 30km but made zero progress along the route of The Way of the Roses. However, this was never part of the plan for day 1 of this trip. Train to Morecambe, explore Morecambe, pitch tent at campsite near Morecambe. In a nutshell, that’s what happened.

The Way Of The Roses: Day 1, Part 1

I think it’s fair to say that the Northern Trains service from Leeds to Morecambe isn’t one of the operators premium routes. I’m currently standing next to a bin in the area reserved for bicycles. Wanda, my bike is under careful observation as she is jolted from side to side in perfect synchronisation with the movement of the carriage. There is no warning of when a jolt might fling the poor bicycle from its resting place in the direction of the toilet just opposite. I am posed to pounce if needs be…

Desert Island Cycling: Dervla Murphy

The death of cycling travel writer Dervla Murphy was announced yesterday. She was 90 and had lived a full life. She lived in Lismore, Ireland and when I attended the Lismore Festival of Travel Writing a few years ago, the locals spoke fondly of her. Her house in […]

How To Customize Your Electric Off-Road Bike For Better Performance

Electric bikes are the go-to rides of people who roam around cities while minimizing expenses and improving fitness. In many cases, e-bikes are flexible and easy to use. They also come in various types, lengths, and sizes. Today, one of the up-and-coming e-bikes catching the market by storm is the electric off-road bike. Suppose you’re planning to buy an electric off-road bike anytime soon. In that case, you may need to know how to use and set it up to maximize its performance. In addition, you also need to learn what to adjust or replace to make the most of the eco-friendly ride. For that purpose, here’s an article to guide you. So, read on!

Le Grand Tour 2022: The Inevitable Animated Map

Subscribe to the Cycling Europe YouTube Channel Visit the dedicated Grand Tour page of to find out more about the planned 2022 cycle along some of western Europe’s most iconic cycle routes. Since 2009, has established itself as a valued, FREE cycle touring resource. There’s now […]

The Cycling Europe Podcast: Episode 049 – Cycling Slovakia End To End With Rob Ainsley

Writer, cyclist – and now composer – Rob Ainsley is the master of the cycling ‘end-to-end’: Britain, France, Spain, Poland, Cuba… and now Slovakia, west to east. He chats to The Cycling Europe Podcast about his recent journey across the country, its people, its places… and its beer. He also takes time to reflect upon the attractions of the end-to-end cycle and reveals the name of the country that he believes is home to the definitive end-to-end. We also hear two of Rob’s compositions for guitar, inspired by his travels on a bicycle, and zebras…