Coast to Coast Day One: Heavy Weight

Carlisle to Cleator Moor Distance: 89.5Km – Moving Time: 5:07:20 (average: 17.5km/hour) – 563 metres of climbing Islington. It’s a Saturday.  Having wrestled it up and down the stairs of Sandra’s flat, my 14kg Dawes Horizon sits in front of me, loaded up with 10 kilos of luggage on the rear rack.  And there, I stopped counting, choosing to conveniently ignore the handlebar bag and … Continue reading Coast to Coast Day One: Heavy Weight

Craft Brewing in Mallorca

It’s always been my opinion that your San Miguel is great at your Monts, Mounts, Islands and even own brand Marks and Spencers’ clothing, but in my humble opinion he’s not so good at producing a notable cerveza. Originally not a product of Spain, but of Spanish Colonial Philippines, there are similarities between this, and the other big brand I was expecting to find on … Continue reading Craft Brewing in Mallorca

Mallorca 2018 Day One: Around the Airport in 80 Circles

When Sandra asked me to come with her on a cycling holiday to Mallorca I couldn’t think of any reason not to.  Well, apart from the fact I hadn’t ridden a bike for around four years.  After all, you can’t really forget how to: it’s literally like riding a bike, right?  I just wonder if you can forget how to use clipless pedals? Packing for … Continue reading Mallorca 2018 Day One: Around the Airport in 80 Circles

Day 0 of my Coast to Coast Adventure

Brentwood, Essex to Preston, Lancashire Difficult to know where this adventure actually begins. I can’t see that it started the moment I set out from home as, admittedly, I don’t normally carry a large backpack to work and I have never felt the need to hunker down outside Liverpool Street in a bivvy bag during the one hour commute from Brentwood to Shad Thames. The … Continue reading Day 0 of my Coast to Coast Adventure