In preparing for this trip I spoke to a lot of people and read a lot of accounts of similar expeditions and two points repeatedly stood out. The first was that this will be hard, especially in the opening weeks, and there will be times when you wonder why you are doing it. The second, was that you will be amazed by how kind and generous other people are. Despite having seen… Read More
A lot of people have been asking about my planned route between Perth and New York so here it is. Each image can be enlarged by clicking on it and I’m sure there will be changes to be made to all sections as I learn more about the distances I can travel each day, the routine I settle in to and the sights, attractions and safest routes along the way. Please feel… Read More
This is my first ever Top Five.. my Top Five Long Distance Races! These are the races around the world that over the next few years I most want to take part in. They are a variety of disciplines but are all seriously tough, endurance events. More than anything though, they inspire me, fire my imagination and desperately make me want to see if I have what it takes! They are in… Read More
Next Saturday, 5th July 2014, the Grand Depart of the Tour de France arrives in the UK and the first stage travels 191km through North Yorkshire. The peloton will start in Leeds before heading up into the Yorkshire Dales and then turning south to an exciting sprint finish in Harrogate. On 3rd May, I took on the challenge to complete the first stage. Previously, my longest continuous ride had been the 85… Read More
Global Grapevine Column Two Check out my latest column for Global Grapevine as I discuss how I planned my bike trip!