London to Southend 2021

https://youtu.be/4ZkwI5vf8DM I was so excited that the London to Southend bike ride was back this year after its brief hiatus because of the pandemic.  I have ridden it every year since 2007, except for 2019. Unfortunately, it had had to be rearranged twice this year for various reasons – one being the tail end of … Continue reading London to Southend 2021

Lost Lanes #24 The Oyster Run

https://youtu.be/Ne54QsLJBno Lost Lanes is a series of books with guides to what the author, Jack Thurston, says are the most beautiful bike rides in Britain. I have been meaning to try these out and as it was such a beautiful day today it seemed only right to give one a try. This is a video … Continue reading Lost Lanes #24 The Oyster Run

Ride Essex 2021

https://youtu.be/ACUdO5gdZqA What a fantastic ride this was.  The route was brilliant, very well designed, mainly going through quiet country lanes.  It was very well signposted, and the GPX file was faithful to the route.  The feed stations had a tasty selection of snacks and drinks.  It’s always great to get a coffee on a ride. … Continue reading Ride Essex 2021

When exploring goes wrong

https://youtu.be/DO4qgjUMe78 Today’s ride was one that I would rather forget about!  I thought I would take my gravel bike out for a spin and, as I didn’t have any particular route in mind, thought I would do a bit of exploring.  There is a sea wall on a tidal river near where I live and … Continue reading When exploring goes wrong

C2C Hadrian’s Cycleway – The Ride

https://youtu.be/l6ZQhZFCH58 No words, just the video. Strava: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3

C2C Hadrian’s Cycleway – Day 0

Big day tomorrow as it is day 1 of the coast to coast (or sea to sea) Hadrian’s Cycleway ride.  We are starting a few miles into the route and will be riding 151 miles over three days.  I rode what you might call the traditional C2C route in 2019 and had planned to ride … Continue reading C2C Hadrian’s Cycleway – Day 0

Up that hill!

https://youtu.be/iiNdaGALPDw North Hill is very well known to cyclists in the area.  But, to be honest, it is one that I hadn’t climbed before today and has always planned routes going down it!  I also fancied a long ride out, so I reversed a route I have done several times before.  There is also another … Continue reading Up that hill!