Day 4 – More Fun Than Pain

LAVAL – BRESSUIRE   Hump day like a motherfucker. It feels like some one stole my body whilst I slept and used it as a crash test dummy for the night, and then returned it just in time for me to wake up and repossess it. It was tough going. Normally I loving giving a…

Day 3 – Bonjour Motherfucker

Not enough sleep. Measly 4 hours on the floor. Tidy little breakfast, but again, not enough to supply my energy demands for the day. However it was a beautiful day and I was fuelled with excitement with the day ahead. We got off the boat and were buzzing. Even the most miserable boarder patrol worker…

1+1= a couple of freaks on a bike – Day 2

First things first, Meike is an awesome host, felt like I had hot drinks and biscuits on tap. It was great to catch up and pump ourselves up with mutual excitement, whilst also having some Tour de France action on in the background to fulfil all things cycling. So today we are joining forces by…

Enter The Dragon – Day 1

The day has arrived. A holiday, end date unknown. No work in sight. Sounds good right?It has felt a long time coming for me and personally it feels as significant as that one time that all of the worlds best martial artists converged onto an island to find out who is the best. Only it’s…

Minds Change

Minds change, but not always of their own accord. At least mine didn’t, not this time. I was planing on cycling around the USA, (and possibly Canada and Mexico) and was genuine about achieving that ambition until it came to acquiring that all important US visa. In particular, I got discouraged by my exit plan, my length…

Positively Downbeat

I’m a person just like anybody else. I try to be a better person each and every day, but its hard. I want to be a positive person, but some days my mood just doesn’t suit. Sometimes the energy just isn’t there. So I look inside and see what it is I think I need……..

I’ve never been to….Wales – Day 3 – Warwick to Sheffield

In an effort to make the most of my weekends, me and my bike have decided that, we want to hit the road together, and go places. The very idea of being a sofa lizard, scares me into adventure and to seek out  life experience. This week, I purchased some panniers and a lightweight sleeping…

I’ve never been to….Wales – Day 2 – Whitchurch to Warwick

In an effort to make the most of my weekends, me and my bike have decided that, we want to hit the road together, and go places. The very idea of being a sofa lizard, scares me into adventure and to seek out  life experience. This week, I purchased some panniers and a lightweight sleeping…

Grey (Doesn’t) Matter

Not that I had fallen out of love with it, but at the moment I am super loved-up for cycling. I compare it to the feeling of when you have been in a relationship for a while, and you look at your girl/boyfriend and think to yourself, wow I still really fancy them. Thats how…

Mud, Sweat and Beers – Day 1 London to Northampton

This is a ride report from this weekends bike riding, in which my friend Mieke and I cycled from London to Nottingham (for me it was to sheffield). Mieke has taken on a personal challenge for the year, to travel using her own energy, all powered by herself (walking, running, cycling). This includes commutes in…