A must read by all road users – pedestrians, cyclists, horse riders and most importantly motorists.
My local newspaper is the weekly Halifax Courier (it long since lost its prefix ‘Evening’) and the letters page is always a good read. It’s a (mercifully) watered down version of the comments that appear on the paper’s Facebook page (a scary, dark place, frequented by ill-informed people who probably spend much of their lives […]
Back for another challenge
Here we go again! I have not posted on this blog for a while but its not been all quiet on the cycling front. In 2016 I clocked up more miles and climbed higher than in 2015 when I first set up this blog to promote my Geneva to Milan challenge. Most notable last year […]
Our all time favorite city. Heaven on earth. I agree that if you visit at least one city in your life it’s got to be Nice. As I share Andrew’s post in my blog let’s think of all the innocent lives lost and countless injuries. In times like this we must remember Jo Cox’s words […]
EU Migration: Don’t Believe The Lies
Another excellent blog from Andrew Sykes. It’s about time to nail the constant lies and misrepresentation from Brexiters
Our Future, In Or Out Of The EU?
Having been silent for a very long time for which there are many reasons, today I reblog a very good piece by my friend Andrew Sykes. Andrew was one of the people who inspired me to take up my challenge in the Alps and I have a huge amount of respect for him. Please read […]
An amazing 2015 and what next?
If anybody had said at the beginning of this year that I would be cycling through the Alps raising over £10,000 for Hope Against Cancer and lose two stone in weight I would have found it difficult to comprehend. 360 miles over four days, climbing 17,000ft over 5 mountain passes later I have not only […]
2015 in review
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 4,600 times in 2015. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 4 trips to carry that many people. Click here to […]
Not the Final Post
When I started writing this blog 10 months ago I had no idea as to how it will be received. I started the blog on the advice of my daughter Hannah who rightly said that to reach as many people as possible with my message I had to embrace social media, including FaceBook. The other […]
The surprise on the last day!
Got back last night to an amazing feeling. Having had a very tough four days of cycling it was wonderful to be home and sink into a warm bath. Proud of having shared so many wonderful memories with a fantastic group of people. It has been a long and determined journey but worth every bit […]
This blog should have gone out yesterday but due to iPad failure didn’t happen! Brief summary: It must have been an amazing sight for the Milanese and countless surprised tourists as 72 riders all in Hope’s Italian Job tops cycled into the Piazza del Duomo yesterday evening. Cameras clicking, bubbly flowing, many hugs (even from […]