Spring 2020 will forever go down in the annals of history as the time of the Coronavirus. We don’t yet know how the story will end – this is history in the making – but we do know that the pandemic has had a significant impact upon the lives of most people. Schools closed, festivals cancelled, sporting events postponed, film premieres rescheduled… Yet with the majority of the population at home, what better time to pick up a book and start reading. And what better time to head off on a vicarious cycle across Europe. But fear not! This is not some shameless plug for my own books. (Although they are rather good…) It is about a new book that is being published on April 9th called A Time For Birds by Helen Moat.
Europe offers some of the best cycling routes in the world. Here are some of the best routes to take your eBike with you for an unforgettable ride.
One for the maps geeks. (Of which I am one…) You may wish to turn away if you have a dodgy internet connection as clicking on the links below is likely to test your patience in terms of download time, but I will persist. It is often a […]
The British people have spoken and, by popular demand, The Cycling Europe Podcast returns with episode 013. In this latest audio extravaganza of all things cycling, we head to Matlock in the English Peak District to meet the travel writer and long-distance cyclist Helen Moat. In 2015 she […]
Ghent: “If You Design A City For Cars, You Get Cars; If You Design A City For People, You Get People”
Wonderful film! So many wise words spoken here but they are summed up in the title to this post. Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful! Meantime in Britain so many are fixated on (cue grunt) “getting Brexit done!“. Sad, sad, sad… This is what progressive nations are doing on the continent. […]
What is the point of a cycle touring route if no one knows it is there? That’s the question that Kevin Mayne has posed on his website IDoNotDespair.com. I met Kevin back in 2015 as I was cycling from Spain to Norway, staying overnight with him and his wife […]