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Uganda Part 2 – Sipi to Lake Lyontonde



12th July – 22nd July 2023 “Where are you going?” “Lira” “That’s a long way!” “Then after that Masindi, Fort Portal, Kasese, Kabale, Mbarara, Masaka and back to Kampala” “Eh! On this bicycle?” “Yes, all on this bicycle” Then looking at Kirsty who is sat on her bike with her bike helmet on having just … Continue reading Uganda Part 2 – Sipi to Lake Lyontonde

Uganda Part 1 – Entebbe to Sipi



6th to 11th July 2023 “Mzungu! How are you?” It’s the 100th time we’ve been asked this question that day and this time the voice comes from a small boy of around 4 years old. He’s naked from the waist down, the dark skin of his toes contrasting with the brick red dust of the … Continue reading Uganda Part 1 – Entebbe to Sipi

And For Our Next Trip.



We released our brakes and rolled down the hill. My riding buddies whooped as we accelerated and leant into the turns. There were a few nervous screams but on we raced past cottages and trees, with gravity on our side providing the free speed. The wind felt exhilarating on our faces, pulling at our hair … Continue reading And For Our Next Trip.

Bog LEJOG



We’re working on a new project that shockingly doesn’t just involve cycling, there isn’t even a tandem involved! In April this year we’ll be taking on the classic journey from Lands End to John O’Groats which is a rite of passage for any cyclist, but it’s only Kirsty who will be riding it. I’ll be … Continue reading Bog LEJOG

The River Severn from Source to Sea



Stood in the middle of a peat bog high above the Hafren Forest we’re surrounded by pools and trickling streams. It’s been raining more on than off for most of the 4 km hike up from where we left the bikes. Hardy sheep shake off the worst of the weather from their water-logged fleeces before … Continue reading The River Severn from Source to Sea

Vesuvius VA – Boston MA



“The very ink with which history is written is merely fluid prejudice.” Mark Twain I don’t remember being that keen on history when I was at school. Perhaps I was put off by being made to learn date charts by Mr Simons at junior school. I suppose dusty text books aren’t the best way to … Continue reading Vesuvius VA – Boston MA

Marion KY – Vesuvius VA



“How good one feels when one is full — how satisfied with ourselves and with the world! People have tried to tell me that a clear conscience leaves you very happy and contented but a full stomach does the business quite as well and is cheaper and more easily obtained.” Jerome K. Jerome – Three … Continue reading Marion KY – Vesuvius VA

Newton KS – Marion KY



Newton KS – Marion KY Being under lockdown rules has the useful effect of making you realise how valuable the freedom to travel actually is and how much we all probably take it for granted. I’m sure lots of people are already planning some big adventures for when it’s safe to get out and about … Continue reading Newton KS – Marion KY

Walden CO – Newton KA



It’s tempting to look back on our journey with a filtered view, imagining that it was non stop smiles and enjoyment. Flicking through the diary pages for this next section helps me remember that amongst the great times there were some low times too as the strains of over two years on the road were … Continue reading Walden CO – Newton KA

West Yellowstone, MT to Walden, CO



The events in this blog happened 3.5 years ago at a time when the current news unfolding and unravelling around the world were unthinkable. But amongst all of the troubles and losses caused by the pandemic some little gems are emerging as people use their forced isolation to be creative, connect with people, help their … Continue reading West Yellowstone, MT to Walden, CO

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