It’s now been two weeks since the finale of the four peaks journey but my legs have only just returned to business as usual. After three weeks of back-to-back cycling and climbing with only one rest day my calfs were in pieces and seeing my team mates trying to get up and down the stairs … More 4PEAKS: The final summit
By Miranda Cole “Wow! That’s going to be really hilly…” “That doesn’t sound very relaxing!” “Oooh lovely! Hope you get some nice weather” ….are all things that people said to me when I told them about my plans for this trip…to which my replies were, respectively, “Thanks, I had realised that”, “Yes, bit mad I … More GUEST BLOG: A day in the life of a cycle tourer
You know those black and white films, on a station platform in a cloud of smoke, a lady gracefully steps down from the carriage and emerges through the haze. A vision. Smiling radiantly, hair perfectly coiffed and dress dancing in the breeze. Meeting Miranda off the train was just like that. Except in Bangor. With … More 4PEAKS: Wales and England
It didn’t take long to fall back into the contented and comfortable routine of cycle touring once again. In fact as I boarded Rita to trundle the usual 10 minutes to work on Friday morning I felt the first stirrings of excitement in my belly. The usual lumps and bumps of the Bedminster streets transformed … More 4PEAKS: An Irish tale
Before setting off on my cycle across Europe I was convinced that on my return I would not want to sit on a bike seat again for the foreseeable future. It turned out that the opposite was true. Once my sores had healed and I’d purchased a new saddle (in hindsight I should have done … More The Four Peaks Challenge
Whilst I was away I took a few short videos. I combined them into this mash-up to give you a flavour of life on the road. Enjoy!
Reflections on bike touring from the finish line … More The End of the Road (for now)