It would be a fair conclusion to say - "THIS DIDN'T GO HOW WE EXPECTED"! But where would be the fun in that? First there was flying our bikes out - that went wrong. They got left behind when they missed a connecting flight. Then, when they finally arrived - they were damaged! We were [...]
So here we are again, getting ready for our next bike tour. Are we ready? Despite knowing we are heading off, this time, to the more exotic climes of Sri Lanka more than several months ago, we left it until just two weeks before setting off to get our travel vaccinations sorted! Apparently, just two [...]
Kindness of Strangers; we were given these peaches at the top of a very steep hill in Croatia. BEST peaches EVER! Roadside repairs Serbian - Bulgarian train ride (actually easier to stay on the bikes than carry that lot and the bikes on and off the train) Although - perhaps not always [...]
Reaching Budapest Cycle tan! Iain "Potter" Ashton Swapping the wheels for a week of heights and high seas (well from Greece to Turkey) After a very "dodgy" mooring - all safe and sound! phew............ Turkey or fish!
Austrian entertainment! Danube flood water markers Wrapped up against a mosquito attack - well that's what he said it was in aid of! Street art of beautiful Bratislava Surprise sighting of Gary Glitter in a run-down outdoor spa in Hungary!
Broken toe! Dodgy pants! Bovine jewellery! Reaching Germany and hoping the local ale might go some way to help the coccyx pain! (not working yet! still looking miserable!)
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 [...]
Well here it is at last.......exactly 2 years to the day that we (completely cycle clueless) left on our bikes to cross Europe. THE BEARDLESS ADVENTURER & HER INCONVENIENCE book is now available: In paperback or Kindle from here
EEEEEK! Tomorrow is D-Day! So excited, we are actually just about to leave!
Excitement definitely building, lists being crossed off and can't stop looking at our maps