Adventure ride 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 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 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

What a magnificant ride that was.

Recently someone posted on a Facebook group I am a member of suggesting a group ride out to a place called Papermill Lock.  I wasn't able to join the ride but as I haven't been there before, looked it up online.  It did look like somewhere I fancied going to so, today, I took off on… Continue reading What a magnificant ride that was.

Very wet, very windy and cut short

Today was the first day of the London Cycle Challenge and I was keen to log up some miles.  A quick check of the weather forecast which said sunny intervals so I thought I would head off and do a 50 mile ride. But then I should know better than to believe the weather man. … Continue reading Very wet, very windy and cut short

The most fun you can have in lycra

After the problems I had this morning when the saddle bolt on my bike snapped, I thought that would be it for the day.  However, I went out and bought a new bolt and, with the saddle fixed, decided to go out for a ride anyway.  Not quite the 65 miles I had planned but… Continue reading The most fun you can have in lycra

65.5 miles = 105.4km. I know, I rode it :-)

The weather forecast didn’t look too bad and could have been at worse, like it was yesterday.  Sunshine and showers around 10 o’clock and just generally cloudy by 1 o’clock. Shame that wasn’t quite true as the showers kept coming and so did the hailstones.  But yes there was sunshine in between the rain.  And… Continue reading 65.5 miles = 105.4km. I know, I rode it 🙂