What are dynamos and why do you need one? Dynamos are ingenious cycling components, generally taking the form of a wheel hub, that allow you to harness some of the […]
As I write this post I am all cosy inside my sleeping bag having warmed myself up from the campfire after a very chilly swim in the Pacific Ocean at […]
Tom and I have now been on the road for what is approaching four weeks. It has been an exciting and joyful journey so far, though not without its […]
We are now a week into the Alaska to Mexico cycle. So far we have averaged 110miles a day, so are rightly feeling a tad tired. However we are […]
I have now written two semi-comprehensive posts about choosing and equipping your perfect bicycle for cycle touring. I thought it would be helpful to follow these up with a post […]
So the day has finally arrived. It has come around quickly. We are off. In the air. Next stop, Alaska. This photo is from my iPhone during a training […]
I fly out to Alaska on Wednesday so am having a busy last few days sorting everything out for the next two months I’ll be on the road. Two months […]
In my previous post I mentioned the various different genres of bicycle that are commonly used for long distance cycling and cycle touring. Here I will discuss the different options […]
It is almost 3 years since this point. Tom and I had just cycled over 3000 kilometres around Europe and were about to hop on to the ferry home. It […]
It was a great experience to watch the Tour de France last year in Yorkshire. As the build up for this years tour is about to begin I thought […]
Exploring up and down the cobbled hill-town of Frigiliana, Spain.
So there haven’t been a huge amount of posts recently and this is the main reason, I have been doing a lot of rowing. A couple of weeks ago I […]
There are many different types of bike available, many of which you can use for cycle-touring. Therefore the quest of searching for a perfect bike for your first tour or […]
Being dwarfed by the impressive towers of the Grand Palace, Bangkok.
An impressive sunset during a short cycle tour to Durham from Manchester.
The rowers are always up early, come rain or shine. This time it was definitely shining.
The sun setting over the Isis after a lovely sunny rowing session.
An action shot of Wat Arun from the river, Bangkok.
Cycling is such a good mode of travel, it is slow enough that you can take in your surroundings but fast enough that you can cover significant distances if you […]
One of the largest, and probably one of the most colourful markets in the world. A maze of roads, people, and colours.
It’s always fun taking different forms of transport while you’re travelling.
So it has actually been a while since I have written a post detailing what is going on in my life and what my current plans are moving forward. This […]
So much sky.
So many golden Buddhas around the temple.
Every temple is intricate and interesting in its own way.
Such a great peaceful view of Bangkok at the top of the Golden Mount, although there is quite a few steps up to the top!
As I mentioned during my cycle tour to Durham I needed to get a new bike light. I had been tempted to buy a USB rechargeable light for a while […]
It is so much fun to wander about the streets of Chiang Mai at night. Many bargains can be had at the markets too!
As I mentioned in a previous post I received one of these for Christmas. Mine was probably pretty cheap as it was given away at a conference. However it performs […]
He just wanted to say ‘hi’.
It wasn’t raining but they were just shy.
Okay so ‘Boris bikes’ have been around for a good few years in London now. They’ve even made their way to far flung reaches of the world, climbed mont Ventoux […]
While trekking through the jungle we had to cross many fast flowing rivers, fortunately we made it across this one without getting too wet!
So Christmas has been and gone away for another year now. I hope you all had a great time celebrating and spending time with your families. I thought I would […]
Trekking through the jungle in Northern Thailand, looking out over to the mountains where our guide was born in Burma.
The sun was getting low as we finished our epic journey from Chiang Mai to Koh Samui, one long day of travelling on almost every form of transport.
Mae Haad, Koh Pha Ngan. Definitely one of the best beaches I have visited. The snorkelling is amazing with reef sharks, turtles, and whole shoals of exotic fish! Although I […]
Chris Froome is only of my favourite riders in the peloton. I like the enigma that seems to surround him. He is quiet especially compared to a character like Bradley […]
One of my favourite photos of this year, taken at Sunset on Sunset Beach, Koh Pha Ngan, Thailand. Happy New Year!
A view of Alhambra Palace from the Sacromonte gypsy caves.
It’s that time of year again. The days are getting increasingly short. The trees have long since waved good-bye to their leaves. The temperature has plummeted. Despite all these negative […]
The Crumbling Temple
Reflections, the calm water showing how peaceful the temple is.
Over a year ago I posted about how I bought and converted an old Raleigh road bike into a fixed gear. I was so proud with my conversion that I […]
Intricate carvings inside the palace, Alhambra, Granada
Rust has been a problem since the first bicycles. It works it way into hard-to-reach places and can be the death of a bicycle. If you regularly clean your bike, […]
Strong rocks, worn away by the ever-powerful wind.
Fortunately I have never had to put any of my past helmets to the test properly as I have never been knocked off my bike. However before the start of […]