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The Cycle Touring Festival: Touring In A Time Of COVID

This weekend sees the start of the 2021 Cycle Touring Festival. It’s virtual once again so you can listen to the speakers and watch the films from the comfort of your own living room. You do need to register however for each of the sessions (delivered via Zoom) and you can full details on how to do that by visiting the Cycle Touring Festival website. My contribution this year will be mainly in the form of a short talk in the first session at 8pm on Friday 12th February. The theme is ‘touring in a time of COVID’ and I’ll be discussing the motivation behind setting off last summer to cycle to the four capital cities of the UK as well as the journey itself. Below are a few screenshots to whet your appetite. Look forward to seeing some of you there.

The Great British Cycle Tour 2020

The summer of 2020 was somewhat delayed by the outbreak of COVID-19 and the lockdown restrictions that were implemented in March of that year. But by the start of July, limitations on travel had begun to be lifted and it seemed an appropriate time to head off on […]

In Praise Of… Warmshowers (2)

I joined Warmshowers – the cycle touring community’s accommodation sharing website – over 7 years ago but after finishing my last long trip in 2015 and moving up to Yorkshire, things went quiet. In Reading – in the Thames Valley – I was en route to London from […]


I recently disposed of the tent (sagging back end… – the tent, not me) so initially it will be Warmshowers and Youth Hostels. B&Bs if necessary… a cheap hotel if I must. Yorkshire is blessed with plenty of Warmshowers people. I am one of the wheels on the […]