23 Dec 2016: Time to think about Eroica!
In the deep mid-winter… it’s time to think about June and the delight that is Eroica Britannia. This is a 3-day festival (June 16-18th) devoted to vintage bikes, based this … Continue reading
30 Jul 2016: Money, money, money – what have we achieved?
I have to admit to a mistake I made two years ago. When I originally set up this blog and the charity appeal for Alzheimer’s Society, the fundraising target I … Continue reading
25 Jun 2016: Stage 14 completed
51 miles from Kinross to Pitlochry today. The morning was nice, with intermittent sun and a nice (but hilly) route through Path of Condie, Gask, Balgowan and Moneydie (aren’t the … Continue reading
24 Jun 2016: Stage 13 completed
The day started with a tiring 12-mile gentle climb out of Innerleithen, through the rather beautiful valley (glen?) of a small tributary to the Tweed. Lots of moorland birds (lapwing, … Continue reading
13 Jun 2016: Stage 2 complete
A terrific day. We covered 64 miles from Truro to Upton, near Bude. Beautiful Cornish countryside, with densely wooded river valleys and lots of short steep climbs and descents – … Continue reading
12 Jun 2016: Stage 1 completed
The fist day’s ride is done – a very modest 42 miles from Land’s End to Truro. A sobering reminder at Land’s End of the need to be careful… It … Continue reading
11 Jun 2016: All set…
We’ve all arrived safely in Penzance, despite a scare over a delay to Eric’s flight from Sweden. So the plan is this – breakfast at 7.00, then Ruth drives me … Continue reading
8 Jun 2016: Preparations
I hate packing. I always manage to forget something vital and include loads of useless stuff. But packing is super-important for this trip, because I’ve decided to travel relatively light, … Continue reading
6 Jun 2016: Six days to go – what shape are we in?
The planning, the bike, the navigation, and my body all have to work quite well for this to be a success Let’s start with me – what physical shape am … Continue reading