Exploring up and down the cobbled hill-town of Frigiliana, Spain.
A view of Alhambra Palace from the Sacromonte gypsy caves.
Strong rocks, worn away by the ever-powerful wind.
Looking up to the town of Frigiliana, Andalucia.
There are so many reasons that I like to cycle tour, so numerous it would be futile to list them all off in one blog post. So instead I thought […]
Pure pain and focus. The amazing class of professional cyclists. And what an exciting tour it has been!
Amazing views from the A628 near Woodhead ready for the Tour de France.
It has been over a year in the making. I have toiled away for many hours, writing, editing, and formatting. I have found it a hugely rewarding process to […]
Two months on from my last update and a lot has happened! I am really reaching the final stages now, as everything slots into place and becomes completed. It has […]
There is no doubt that some situations whilst on a cycle tour are made significantly easier by the kit you choose to take along with you. However the type of […]
It has been a while since the last update on how things are going with my book. Also as my new years resolution was ‘to publish it’ I figured now […]
Over the past few year the major trips that I have completed have been over a few weeks using my own form of transport, be it by bike or by […]
It has been a while since my last update on the book. Fear not though it is coming on great. I have now, finally, finished the first draft of the […]
After chilling for a while back at East Seven hostel it was finally time to leave and get our train. We had stocked up on food for the journey to […]
Surprisingly after our second night out in a row in Prague we woke feeling really good. We even managed to go down and have some of the all you can […]
We woke early. Not wanting a repeat of Budapest, we decided to give ourselves plenty of time to get the train. There would be no near misses today. It was […]
We woke early; well our alarms went off early we actually rose about fifteen minutes later. This meant we had two and a half hours to get our train to […]
Last summer Tom and I cycled our way around Europe, giving ourselves a month to cycle 3000 kilometres through eight of its’ countries. It was one of the best trips […]
One of the many photographs I took whilst Inter-Railing my way around Europe this month. I am now back from travelling; I am pleased to announce the return of ‘Photo […]
Do we always need a route to cycle? This question often comes up in my head and I think quite obviously the answer is no. However is it better planning […]
I am finding the process of writing the first draft of my book very rewarding. It is a great feeling putting pen to paper, or finger to keyboard. However my […]
Being fit for the start of a cycle-tour is one of the most important things to do for preparation. It means you can hit the ground rolling and you won’t […]
As promised in my last post. Here is the review of the Campingaz Twister Plus. On previous cycle tours that I have been on I made do without a stove. […]
It had been a tough day cycling, we had done 160 kilometres and were feeling very hungry. We had been looking for food for the past 20 kilometres; fortunately we […]
Inside the Hidden World of the Tour de France: Doping, Cover-ups, and Winning at All Costs This book, as sad as it seems, was one of my most eagerly anticipated […]
A few days ago, on twitter, I saw an advertisement for a job opportunity which I really liked the sound of. The job is to be a ‘Student Representative’ for […]
Ever get cold whilst cycling? Are the harsh winds chilling you to the bone? Maybe you’re fed up of getting wet? Well fear not, I have the answer to your […]
“This has been such a flat day”, I said to Tom as we pedalled out of Turin. We had started just outside of Carmagnola and had managed to make it […]
Thinking I would have a lot of spare time during my cycle around Europe this summer I thought it would be a good idea to take a book. However which […]
Feeling inspired from the amazing feats of the Great Britain team at the Beijing Olympics, Andrew Sykes felt it was time he challenged himself and go on a more unconventional […]
Lights are some of the most important pieces of equipment that you need on your bike, especially this time of year. With low sunlight levels during the short days it […]
When cycling around Europe this summer I started thinking what makes a perfect cycling road? I guess everyone will have their favourite route or road to cycle on but why […]
For many people their first bicycle tour is often short. On my first one I cycled with two friends from Manchester to Paris. This only lasted a week and needless […]
The time came and I had to bid farewell to my good old vango sleeping bag. It had been my faithful companion for many years, staying with me and comforting […]