All good walks end up in the pub. Today’s ascent of England’s tallest mountain, Scafell Pike, was a good walk. And I’m writing this in the pub with that first pint glow adding a silver lining to a cloud that didn’t require one in the first place. It […]
One morning last August I made an impromptu decision to head off to the Dales and hike up the three major peaks of Yorkshire: Pen-y-Ghent, Ingleborough and Whernside. I did so over the two days of August 20th and 21st. I’m hoping to do something similar this August […]
Saltaire, Haworth, Hebden Bridge, Halifax… where better to celebrate on August 1st?
I’ve ridden a Brompton bicycle only twice in my life. The first time when I visited the Brompton factory in London in 2014 – more details here – and the second time last year on a visit to Brussels on the bicycle above – more details here. I’ve […]
DEADLINE FOR BIDS – MIDNIGHT ON TUESDAY 31ST JULY IF YOU’D LIKE THE COPY OF THE CICERONE GUIDE MENTIONED BELOW, IT WILL GO TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER! YOUR BID MUST ARRIVE BEFORE MIDNIGHT ON TUESDAY 31ST JULY . I’LL DONATE THE MONEY TO THE TEENAGE CANCER TRUST AND […]
There’s been much about the Far East in recent weeks, but let’s come back to Yorkshire and more specifically the Ryburn Valley. Some of you may remember me mentioning the Ryburn Valley Greenway project on CyclingEurope.org in the past – follow this link to read the previous posts. […]
Trump, Brexit, May (although see below)… I’ve had my fill. In other news: I joined BBC Radio Leeds presenter Andrew Edwards last Thursday morning for a walk along part of the route of the disused Sowerby Bridge to Rishworth railway line and one day, hopefully, the walking- and […]
Time to roll back the years… and catch up with a few people from last night’s talk (see previous post).
Arrived in Ulverston on the southern edges of the Lake District yesterday afternoon to give a talk as part of the Retro Rendezvous / Vélo Retro Festival. (I even now have the t-shirt…) One of the nicest things about giving these talks is visiting corners of the country […]
UPDATE: Wednesday 11th July 2018 Today I drove over to Leeds to pay a visit to Woodrup Cycles and spent about an hour chatting to one of the guys who works in the shop. It was an interesting conversation and took place whilst standing over this bike (I […]
It’s almost as if the designers of The Piece Hall in Halifax had The Antiques Roadshow in mind when they built the place in the 18th century… Below is The Piece Hall, minus red gazebos and people but plus a bike. This is, after all, supposed to be […]
Second half… First half…
Cycling the Yorkshire Dales Cycleway (eastern loop) from Malham to Settle and back, travelling in Japan and an interview with Mike Webb of PulpedTravel.com and cycling to the summit of one of the Tour de France’s most iconic climbs: Mont Ventoux