Today Coventry closed the ring road for cyclists—they should do it more often! We, and probably thousands more, took part in Sky Ride on a beautiful hot summer day. We cycled up from home, riding the Harry Hall and our newly restored 1974 Raleigh Mark … Continue reading Coventry Sky Ride
Today we did another sportive, our first for a while. I did 28 miles and Erik did 64. The sportive left from Stratford Racecourse which always works well, plenty of parking, sufficient number of loos and close enough to home to mean that we don’t … Continue reading Warwickshire 100
Well, we’re here just outside of Ulverston, looking forward to another retro bike festival, A l’ancienne. We brought Brian (Rourke) and Harry (Hall) along for the ride. We’ll ride through the Lake District but tonight we’re chilling and looking out over Morecambe Bay on a … Continue reading When Harry & Brian met Stan & Ollie
The addition of an air bed made the night go easier, but it couldn’t get rid of the sounds and celebration. Late to sleep, early up. Morning was bright and cold, but the sun quickly disappeared, leaving the day overcast. At least getting up early … Continue reading Ride day!
We woke up this morning on another cloudy, cool Summer day for day two of l’eroica britannia. At some point during the early part of the night I remembered why I have only camped twice in my adult life; the pointlessness of slumming it in … Continue reading I bought another bicycle (subtitle: I’m never camping again)
Day 1 of Eroica Britannia started with packing the car and then a two hour drive through the rain, cloud and occasional sun up to Bakewell. Arriving just before noon we were able to park up almost immediately in a field that wasn’t too churned … Continue reading Bakewell in the mud!
Last Sunday we took part in a sportive in Milton Keynes, the town of a million roundabouts – well 300 according to one site (or one for every 600 people who live there!). We didn’t see any of the infamous concrete cows on our … Continue reading Round and about in Milton Keynes