A few photos of a few places taken over the last twelve months; some with the kids, some with friends, mostly alone. Some from trips that were many months in the making, others from trips that were planned an hour before leaving the house. Numerous trips were cancelled, postponed and rearranged due to what’s been something of an […]Read more "2016 “I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.”"
1. Put the boat on the bike 2. Ride down to the river 3. Unpack the boat 4. Inflate the boat 5. Put the bike on the boat 6. Get in the river 7. Paddle down the riverRead more "Pedalling/Paddling: a short post about a bike and a boat"
With the UK sitting under a generous helping of snow, I took the opportunity to steal away for a few hours on Sunday and head out into the frozen monochrome hinterland of North Notts on my Whyte 901 to find some fresh unspoilt deep snow drifts to ride through. A less successful venture earlier in […]Read more "All White on the Whyte"
Here’s my best of 2012, unlabelled and in no particular order (apologies OCD sufferers) a selection of photos of places I explored and enjoyed over the last 12 months, sometimes alone, sometimes with good friends and sometimes with my two boys. Happy New Year to you, whoever and wherever you are.Read more "a few of my favourite things"
Day 1 There was a buzz of excitement as I lugged my bike on to the train in Nottingham on Saturday morning, although I had to go through the usual process of checking and asking if I was on the train about ten times there was an unusual sense of order and organisation, something that […]Read more "A Pietastic BikePack round the Peak District"
The seemingly endless deluge of rain had a brief cessation for about 10 hours last Wednesday and was replaced by something closely resembling a normal Summers day. I’d placed an undue amount of faith in the weather forecast a few days before and booked a bit of afternoon time off work to get a decent […]Read more "Long and Sweet"
A dirty old chest infection has made getting out and about very low down on the list of things to do for the last month, whilst coughing my lungs up and being really grumpy have conversely shot to the top of said list. With the weather as good as it could be (i.e. not pissing […]Read more "Short and sweet"
Another searing hot day to play with. Rather than sit in the garden and listen to the house behind ours play R & B all day I thought time might be better spent pedalling along the Southwell Trail with young Rufus in the child seat. After blowing the dust off the bike rack we drove […]Read more "Rich and Rufus vs the Southwell Trail"
October 1st 2011 First post for the new blog, enjoy and excuse the grainy iphone pics After earning some serious brownie points the previous week by allowing my other half to go out partying all weekend whilst I took care of the boys I was keen to get some riding and bivvying in. If I […]Read more "The last ride of the summer and the first post on the blog"