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May 26, 2019

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A 1,500 km cycle ride from South West London to the village of Fosdinovo in northern Tuscany.

April 30, 2017

Departed Reims along its famous canal and headed south east to the small town of Chalon-en-Champagne a mere 47 km away.  The small mileage was due to the midday start after a leisurely breakfast and walk about a desolate and cold Reims with the wifeys.

The r...

April 29, 2017

This promised to be a good day. Starting with picking up fresh bread at the local patisserie before some fresh fruit at the local market

Pretty soon we were climbing up on the ridge line known as Chenin de Dame.  A lovely ride along a defining ridge during both great w...

April 28, 2017

The first 45 mins of the day was like that start to the day you dread. You oversleep the alarm and hurriedly have a shave, cutting yourself in the process. Trying to stem the blood flow takes valuable time and you scurry into the bedroom to get dressed. You pop a butto...

April 28, 2017

If you're like me and only thought that Calais was a dump and expedited your exit out of there looking for somewhere else to stay then have I found the place for you. 30 km south east, just outside the village of Licques, is a delightful hotel in the countryside called...

April 27, 2017

"A day of two halves", as they say in most football matches. Dawn cracked open cold but cloudless in the cathedral city of Canterbury. Hooked up with my cycling companion Gareth.W (doing the first four days in France with me before returning home) at the Cathedral and...

April 26, 2017

I was schooled in Melbourne (Australia) where the unpredictable weather leads some to proclaim they have experienced four seasons in one day.  Well, sorry Melbourne, you've been surpassed.

Today was not a day to be riding and a rude awakening after yesterday...

April 25, 2017

A decent day for riding a bike if not a little chilly.  I was joined for the first 7km by my logistical coordinator, communications officer, and no.1 supporter - aka wifey - who accompanied me to Hampton Court Palace.

For the next 73 km I rolled through Surrey, we...

April 25, 2017

Looks like a smashing day to start a ride with a great forecast 

Having said that about the weather it could always be a whole lot worse. One thing keeping me grounded will be the thought that I could have always been an 18 year old in the group of ANZAC soldiers who la...

April 24, 2017

21 Hours to ''cycle off'' and time to pack and re-pack and then re-pack again as the gear for the ride is stored away into two pannier bags and a handlebar bag. #Ortlieb. Any seasoned professional will look at the gear I am taking and think to himself ''no idea''.  I a...

April 19, 2017

A bike ride from Canterbury, England to Fosdinovo, Italy along the via Francigena - a pilgrims' way.

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