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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
A long day in the saddle and some good news.
The rider Reg who was injured in a dramatic high speed descent yesterday is much better. He has two fractured vertebrae and should be out of hospital soon. The fractures are not unstable and there is no damage to the spinal cord. Today’s ride started off with a very long and tortuous descent. The weather […]
Tough day in The Alps – Thun to Passo Gottardo
Today was the toughest day of my life. I have never done so much climbing before and that too in adverse weather conditions, with temperatures plummeting and a wind chill of zero degrees C in strong winds. The day was also marred with a serious injury when a rider came off on a descent and […]
9.30 start from in front of the hotel on the shores of Lac Laussane. 6 groups of 10 riders with each group shepherded by two support riders. Cycling through Switzerland an amazing country with stunning scenery. First 20 miles were flat and then the killer long climb of Col du Pillon. An amazingly fast descent […]