South Wales

South Wales

This has been an exhausting week of HEAT, HILLS, AND HUMIDITIY !!  We left Barmouth on Monday and had a lovely ride down to Aberdovey – warm, windless and not too hilly. The road then took us to Aberystwyth followed…

Into Wales!

Into Wales!

This week saw us enter Wales !  We left Blackpool, once again in the pouring rain and very windy , and wound our way through Preston down to Southport. A good ride including a detour to the bike shop en…

Cumbria & Lancashire

Cumbria & Lancashire

The week started with a couple of day’s off in Whitehaven. I was joined by a friend and we managed to explore a small part of the lakes around Coniston, coming back over an incredibly steep and windy pass which…

Week 13 Update

Week 13 Update

This week saw a total change of fortunes ! The gales and rain were replaced by sunshine and light winds, the single track roads, sheep and cattle grids replaced by fast roads and traffic – the logging lorries threatening as…

Back on the mainland!

Back on the mainland!

As expected the week was certainly one of WEATHER ! The storms arrived Sunday night and raged all day Monday and most of Tuesday with horizontal rain and storm force winds.  We stayed an extra day on Tiree as the…

Week 12 – Storms, Sand & a bit of Seaweed for Oscar!

After taking the ferry from Tarbert we arrived in Lochmaddy on North Uist where we stayed in a wonderful house overlooking Loch Portain – a remote location where there were plenty of deer and sea otters to keep us amused. …

Sutherland

Sutherland

After the horrendous day last Saturday battling against the elements, Oscar and I spent a wonderful couple of days with old family friends at Ardmore School of Adventure  in Sutherland. We had our own little log cabin on the shores…

Reached the top!

Reached the top!

Monday we arrived in John o Groats ! A fairly flat and uninteresting ride in – it was also very wet and grey with the odd rumble of thunder making it most unpleasant for cycling. Nevertheless, a milestone and huge…

Back into the swing of things!

Back into the swing of things!

We are now well and truly back into the swing of things ! The first half of the week we were still down in Watford with Susie helping out with Freddy whilst Susie was visiting Dan.  He is recovering slowly but…

Back on the road!

Back on the road!

Play this Video Play this Video Play this Video Well here we are the FINAL week ! A fairly wet and chilly week, wending our way along the Essex coast from Southend back to Suffolk, passing through Maldon, Brightlingsea, Harwich…