Category Archives: Preparations

Pack it up, pack it in



I thought unemployment would mean lots of lounging on the sofa in a slanket eating pot noodles while watching Jeremy Kyle but the last 3 weeks have left barely any time for sitting around at all. The day after walking out of our respective offices we drove straight up to Glasgow so that I could … Continue reading Pack it up, pack it in

1 Month to Go



e·ra /ˈɪərə, ˈɛrə/ [eer-uh, er-uh] noun 1. a period of time considered as being of a distinctive character; epoch 2. an extended period of time the years of which are numbered from a fixed point or event: the Christian era 3. a point in time, esp one beginning a new or distinctive period: the discovery … Continue reading 1 Month to Go

Mille Cymru 2014



Any miles in the legs up until our departure date next month can only help so last weekend I took on the Mille Cymru Audax: a 1018km self-supported and self-guided ride around some of the most scenic and spectacular (i.e. hilly) roads that Wales has to offer. Kirsty is far too sensible to take on … Continue reading Mille Cymru 2014

2 Months to go



It doesn’t seem like long ago that we were sat in Yo Sushi! watching coloured dishes going round and round. We pondered whether this was what Japanese restaurants were really like and the idea began to form of cycling there to find out. Five and half months later and that spark of an idea has expanded into … Continue reading 2 Months to go

Bristol to New Zealand by Tandem



Not everyone likes travelling, not everyone likes cycling. We love both. After several years of cycle touring during the few  weeks annual leave that we are given by our employers each year we are now looking to take our passion for travelling on two wheels a bit further, in every sense. It’s a daunting prospect to … Continue reading Bristol to New Zealand by Tandem