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  • Honeymooning On The TransAtlantic Way

     

    We, Becci and Al, take thee TransAtlantic Way, to be our long-distance cycling honeymoon....

     

    Venue. Tick. Band. Tick. Dress. Tick. Now for the most exciting part of wedding planning - where to go on honeymoon. After completing the Transcontinental Bike Race (TCR) in 2016 and the TransAmerica Bike Race (TransAm) in 2017 we wanted something a little more... active once the knot was tied. Continue reading

  • Grinduro : The Race To Party Ratio

     

    How do you stage a bike ‘race’ that delivers the correct party to race ratio™ ?

    Answer : mix a ferry ride, a small but beautiful Scottish Island, 260 rad, open-minded individuals from around the world, whisky (the correct Scots gaelic spelling is ‘whisky’, Irish and Americans say ‘whiskey’), a big dose of rolling mixed-terrain and some lung-busting timed stages.

    Welcome to Grinduro. Continue reading

  • The Best Charcuterie In The World

     

    The best charcuterie in the world is, quite naturally, found in Corsica

    The best charcuterie in the world is served in the only restaurant attached to the only auberge that is open during the off season in Porto Centuri, an idyllic fishing village at the end of a tiny road, three kilometers below the D80 that circumnavigates Cap Corse. Continue reading

  • Winter Cycling : More Conversation, Same Action?

     

    I’ll be honest. I don’t like winter training. Getting out of bed in the dark and cold. Looking at the lightening sky to divine what the weather will later throw at you from above.

    Putting the porridge and coffee on and then, while they bubble and brew, layer after layer of clothing on your body, which still wants to be in that lovely, warm bed. Continue reading

  • DOUBLETRACK DIARIES : UNEXPECTED LIGHT, WHAT ADVENTURES ARE MADE OF

     

    There's a book I once enjoyed about a guy traveling in Afghanistan at the end of the Soviet era called An Unexpected Light. He's a journalist who goes to meet the Mujahedeen before the Taliban took over, whilst they were still fighting the Russians.

    The unexpected nature of the light he encounters is in the oppressed people; the openness of them, their welcoming attitude towards some Englishman in their midst, and of course the actual light itself. Continue reading

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