Annoyingly, you can't always be on a "proper" bike tour.......... so the next best alternative (I guess) is to go on a proper day out on a bike. We escaped from our "boat slave" status for the day (we are in the midst of helping our son renovate a classic historic wooden yacht) and decided [...]
We're in the local press! Posing with our bikes - ready to set off on our 5,000km trip across Europe.
There's nothing like a bit of Moorland activity to make you feel like you've earned some cake! Mood, weather and type of activity often dictates which cafe would be the most suitable on a certain occasion. Therefore, it would be impossible (for me anyway) to rate an all-time favourite. So, like they say, in no [...]
We kicked off our bike ride charity fund-raising, with a fabulous fancy dressed Nordic Walk with a difference. A food fest along the Delicious Dart Trail.
It’s well known and proven that even regular walking is good for you, the fresh air, being in nature, walking in groups, just the act of movement, the freedom and often tranquillity. What could possibly make Nordic Walking more beneficial than that? And as I’m often asked “what exactly is this Nordic Walking”? STARTING WITH [...]
Another great sunset from the gate.
There was SO much to do! We were leaving in less than 4 months on the biggest challenge that either of us had ever attempted. To say we were green, must rate as the under exaggeration of the century. We started reading in earnest and picking up as many cycle touring hints and tips as [...]
Since and before our epic debut attempt to cycle across Europe we have lived on Dartmoor National Park, Devon, UK. Here we run an outdoor activity centre for children and are incredibly lucky that our gate boasts a direct view of Haytor Rocks, one of the iconic Tors on Dartmoor. Surrounded by such rugged, beautiful [...]