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Big day out – Cycling Lincoln to Cambridge

Big day out – Cycling Lincoln to Cambridge

A family weekend away to visit friends gave me the perfect excuse to ride on some new roads. This ride took me along the flatlands of the Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire Fens. Inexplicably, my last-minute route planning managed to avoid all main roads bar a couple […]

Big Day Out – Cycling Sheffield to Bala, North Wales

Big Day Out – Cycling Sheffield to Bala, North Wales

This is a ride I’ve been thinking about for a long time, and only just got a chance to ride in the Spring of 2019. Key Stats Distance: 190kmElevation Gain: 2700mTime: 7.5hrs Terrain: Mostly quiet B roads and some cycleways The Ride This cracking route […]

Bala to Lake Vyrnwy – North Wales Route

Bala to Lake Vyrnwy – North Wales Route

The Route The Ride On a recent trip to Wales I decided to take my bike so I could explore the roads near my In Laws place in Bala. Thankfully, saving me from having to think too hard I was able to use a new […]

Bourg Saint-Maurice, La Rosiere, Petit St Bernard and into Italy (& back) – French and Italian Alps

Bourg Saint-Maurice, La Rosiere, Petit St Bernard and into Italy (& back) – French and Italian Alps

Martin our local guide wanted to take us on some of his top hills from his house so we headed out from Bourg St Mourice taking in the climb to La Roiere and upwards to Petit St Bernard, dropping down to La Thuile over the […]

Big day out in the southern Peak District

Big day out in the southern Peak District

Last week I was fortunate in having a day off work and a free pass from the family to spend some time on my bike. I decided to head out for a 100 mile route exploring the southern Peak District. Roughly speaking the route broke […]

Big day out in Majorca – Palma to Sa Colabra via Soller and back

Big day out in Majorca – Palma to Sa Colabra via Soller and back

A recent trip out to Majorca had me prepping some routes for me and the group I was with. The following route was a fun ride into the¬†Serra de Tramuntana from Palma. This full day out ticks off several of the top climbs the island […]

What to expect when riding the Maratona dles Dolomites

What to expect when riding the Maratona dles Dolomites

The Maratona dles Dolomites is one of the top sportive bucket list rides for cyclist, up there with the Etape and the Marmotte. The full Maratona course takes in 138km of gruelling Dolomite passes and hitting over 4230m of elevation gain, this is not a […]