13th September 2016

Making Good Progress!

Hey guys, The last few days have been tough riding but I’ve certainly broke the back of this trip and am making good progress south, despite some strong headwinds. Scotland was simply amazing cycling and I throughly enjoyed it. As I type this blog I am sitting in the garden of a bike shop in Whitley Bay whilst they swap out my rear mech cable. Ten miles from my destination last night the cable snapped leaving me with only one gear to ride the rest of the way. Fortunately it was flat so I could push the gear that the bike was stuck in without to much trouble. Imagine a car that is stuck in fifth gear, that’s what happened to my gears. The previous day my chain snapped so I was hopeful that would have been the last time I visited a bike shop needing a repair. It’s all […]
8th September 2016

It’s All Downhill Now!

Hey guys, Well I’m now over halfway around Great Britain, and If I stay on schedule I’ll be back in Portsmouth where I set off, before I know it! The last five days have been absolutely amazing cycling in North West Scotland! I’d throughly recommend cycling up here if you get the chance. A lot of the terrain reminded me of cycling across certain parts of America. Quite rugged with mountain tops disappearing into the clouds, and tress hundreds of years old lining the road. I am now cycling on my own as my friend Sarah who came up to cycle from Glasgow to John O Groats has now gone home. She rode like a champion and put up with me talking about myself! So a sterling effort from her all round. Yesterday I met three guys from London who were cycling on a route called the north west 500, […]
2nd September 2016

Almost Half Way Around The UK!

Hey guys, It’s been a good few days since my last blog update. I had the intention of writing one daily but have been falling asleep most evenings before getting the chance. I’m now in Fort William after an extremely wet day and a lot more walking than I thought I’d be doing! Roughly five miles out of Fort William I heard a very loud, “Bang” my rear tyre instantly deflated! I wondered if perhaps I’d ridden over a nail but couldn’t see anything obvious sticking out of the tyre. Upon taking a closer look I realised that the tyre had split away from the bead that runs around the edge of it, effectively leaving a large gash in the tyre. I had to walk into Fort William where I’m staying this evening and will check out the local bike shop tomorrow morning to pick up a new tyre. Apart […]
26th August 2016

A Wet & Windy West Wales

Hey guys, I have now been back on the road for the past couple of days, after taking a rest day in Bristol. I need to say a massive thank you to my friend Sarah for putting up with me, buying me steak, washing my kit and letting me stay in her lovely pristine flat! The last few days has seen me cross into Wales, through Cardiff, Swansea and I’m currently typing this blog up just outside of Tenby. By the end of the day on Friday I plan to be in Aberystwyth, Saturday will be Bangor and Sunday will be Liverpool. Wales will then be done and dusted! I’ve been very fortunate to have my good friend Ian cycling with me today and yesterday, it’s his last day tomorrow. I will then be back to my good self, although I’m use to it now. This afternoon Ian and myself […]