Category: Cycling

14 for 2014 #12 – Compete in the Applecross Duathlon

I’d long wanted to go to Applecross in North West Scotland and needed a good excuse to visit.  So when I came across the Applecross Duathlon when researching adventure races it was an easy decision to include it as one of my ’14 for 2014′. This post is in three parts.  Anyone who’s ever been to Applecross will tell you about the infamous road over the … Read More 14 for 2014 #12 – Compete in the Applecross Duathlon

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14 for 2014 #6 – Take part in a family cycle ride or event

  While visiting family last week in Northumberland the boys took a day trip to Kielder Water and Forest** to try out the new mountain bike trails.  I was impressed.  Kielder is certainly a well organised centre and we had a great day. Before we got started, though, Lydia’s homing device took her to park right next to an immaculate blue and white splitscreen … Read More 14 for 2014 #6 – Take part in a family cycle ride or event

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Dawes Galaxy Plus Touring Bike

Auspicious timing ?  Taking delivery of my new bike on the day the Tour de France started from Yorkshire ?  Probably not, but I’m certainly looking forward to some great new adventures, even if I’ll always be an amateur rather than champion cyclist. I recently set a new goal to cycle the length of the UK from Lands End to John O’Groats, which I’m … Read More Dawes Galaxy Plus Touring Bike