In terms of kilometres covered, my Festive 500 was a total success with 555 km. A brilliant patch to join my other 9 Festive patches turned up from Harrison’s Fund. This made me really happy. However, I didn’t meet my secret target of raising a £/km ridden. As my fundraising page is still live, I … Continue reading →
The Art of running errands by bike, or errandonneuring Christmas has been and gone. The lights in people’s houses that had kept you energised on the commute home by bike have been packed away. The fun rides to bring back a Christmas tree by bike trailer have been done. Endless cold, wet, frosty and perhaps … Continue reading →
2009 started pretty much like any other year. The usual winter e-mails were exchanged suggesting overseas rides in the sun. I said yes to John Barkman’s idea of Madrid Gijon Madrid (MGM1200); then good friend Nick Dale from Western Australia suggested riding London Edinburgh London (LEL1400) with the WA lads, another yes. Gold Rush 1200 … Continue reading →
Retrospectively, if I had known what was to happen next, I would have ridden further and to hell with the coffee stops. But hindsight is a wonderful thing. Who knew COVID would rewrite my and many of my cycling friends’ worlds? So, the late-winter almost-spring mini tour with Sarah Chaplin, a friend from Audax Oz, … Continue reading →
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