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!

Cathedrals cycle route challenge

This Bike Week 2021 is running from 30 May to 5 June.  Bike Week, delivered by Cycling UK, is an annual celebration to showcase cycling and how brilliant it is.  During bike week, Cycling UK will be launching what looks to be an exciting challenge.  The Cathedrals Cycle Route. This is a 2,000 mile route … Continue reading Cathedrals cycle route challenge

First epic ride of the year

https://youtu.be/_hADQrWmvHY It is now the end of March, and it was about time I got my first long-distance ride in. What started out to be a 52-mile ride ended up as a 60-mile ride. I was kicking myself when I checked the km as I was 3km short of a metric ton. Ah well, that … Continue reading First epic ride of the year

Adventure ride

https://youtu.be/ukjF_oHh2JI I had a long ride planned today but decided not to do it. Instead, I headed out on gravel bike with no plans on where to go. I wanted to do a mixture of on and off road, hence the gravel bike, but really didn’t mind where I went. This is how it went, … Continue reading Adventure ride

Thursday bimble

https://youtu.be/7kj2E2uJfso click for route Every so often I like to take off on my gravel bike with no destination or route planned. Average speed doesn't matter. With the strange, sometimes stressful, daily pandemic world we live in, that can be a great relief. It is all about riding for the love of it. Just take … Continue reading Thursday bimble

C2C or Sea to Sea Bike Ride

C2C Route Map Last month I blogged about my plans to cycle the C2C route from the west to east coast of England. Here is a brief record of my trip. Day 1 - The Lake District https://youtu.be/GdrDK-fd4rE I woke up to rain, and, apart from a few sunny spells, it stayed that way for … Continue reading C2C or Sea to Sea Bike Ride

C2C Bike Ride – A bucket list adventure

Very close to the top of my bucket list is to complete the Coast to Coast, or Sea to Sea, bike ride.  The C2C runs for nearly 140 miles across the northern edge of the Lake District from the scenic coast of northwest England through the Northern Lakes and over the Pennines before reaching its … Continue reading C2C Bike Ride – A bucket list adventure