• Wild camping in the Peak District

    What a night! Lorna and I decided that the wonderful weather forecast warranted some much-needed time outside so we packed our bags and hiked from Bradwell to Glossop with an overnight stop up a hill. Wild camping is so much fun: fewer people/noise, amazing views over some of the country’s greatest landscapes and a feeling that you’re cheating the system.…

  • What about Paris-Brest-Paris?

    It’s only the most important event on the Audax calendar and I’ve put my name down to do it providing I qualify. I’ll spare you the real technical details but essentially I need to get a Super Randonneur Award before the end of June and I’m on track for a May qualification (my 600 is in just a couple of…

  • What’s up 2019?

    First of all…I’M SORRY I NEGLECTED MY BLOG FOR SO LONG. My blog was such a mess and then I changed my job so it was all thrown by the wayside while I figured out self-employment. The good news is I’ve got plenty to be sharing with everyone both from this year and moving forward. So let’s bring you up…

  • Buttermere Skyline – Part One

    Scottish weather scuppered plans for our first adventure trip to Glencoe so instead we opted for tamer climes in the Lake District: this is part one of the Buttermere Skyline.   We were confident in the forecast the day prior and so packed our bags, grabbed the maps and made our way to Glasgow to meet Ruth. Things took a…

  • Audax Mythbusting

    On Tuesday, I wrote a tweet that set the cat among the pigeons and subsequently got a lot of replies around the reasons why Audax isn’t as popular as (I think) it should be. Why isn’t audax mega popular with all cyclists? Like how sportives once were. It generally costs less than a tenner, you get loads of often homemade…