The Paris-Roubaix cycle race has been postponed until later in the year. No surprise there bearing in mind the new lockdown just announced in France. Cobbles are an (almost) every day part of cycling here in the Calder Valley of Yorkshire. My bones have been shaken on a regular basis in recent years since my return to God’s Own County. Perhaps they should have just moved it to the north of England rather than waiting until the autumn of 2021… I wrote about the Paris-Roubaix in Crossing Europe on a Bike Called Reggie.
When it comes to the mapping of my various cycles, things have come a long way in the past decade. Today a great leap forward took place and here it is in all its 4k glory (if you have a monitor, tablet, phone or TV that is up for the challenge). Sit back and enjoy The Great British Cycle Tour of 2020 animated map.
“It has been months since I finished this book and I’m only now getting round to blogging about it. This is the second book that I’ve read by Andrew; the first was all about crossing Europe. This book he also crosses Europe, but from the southernmost point in Spain to the most northerly point in Norway, a distance of 8,000km.
Earlier this month I talked about the annual Cycle Touring Festival going virtual for 2020 and the time is almost here! The festival kicks off later today (Friday) and continues over this coming weekend of the 25th and 26th April. Laura and Tim Moss, who have organised the festival every year since 2015, have done a magnificent job in putting together, once again, an eclectic, interesting and potentially inspiring programme of events.
Only five shopping days until Christmas. And if you are looking for that ‘inspirational’ cycling read for a loved one, all three ‘…on a Bike Called Reggie‘ books are widely available online or in bookshops. Read in 2020 in preparation for episode 4 of the great cycling saga […]
“Absolutely adored this book. I’ve recently finished the trio of books and thoroughly enjoyed each of them in their own right, but, this was my favourite. I loved the raw vulnerability displayed by the author as he shared his anxieties with us before and during his journey. I […]
Celebrate the freedom of movement in Europe! Links: Crossing Europe on a Bike Called Reggie Along The Med on a Bike Called Reggie Spain to Norway on a Bike Called Reggie (£3.99)
On the day that sees the world’s best female cyclists competing in the women’s road race at the UCI World Championships here in a very wet Yorkshire, I am reminded of a day – now over 11 years ago – when I was living in Reading, Berkshire. It […]