80 miles in the Cotswolds: Slow, sweaty, smiling (while sometimes silently swearing)

Sunday morning dawned bright and beautiful, with only a hint of ominous clouds in the distance. Caley is part of the Cowley Road Condors Cycling Club, and she told me they had a “superfun 75ish k ride through the Cotswolds.” “It says it is not going to be hilly” she reassured me. Lies, all lies. … More 80 miles in the Cotswolds: Slow, sweaty, smiling (while sometimes silently swearing)

Riding down memory lane: AONB & Herstmonceux Castle

It is the May holiday weekend, so I saddled up my pony and headed south. I had noticed a tantalizing acronym on Google maps “AONB”, which apparently is “Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty” which seems too tantalizing to resist. It certainly was beautiful, but what I should have known to interpret that as 100% hills. These … More Riding down memory lane: AONB & Herstmonceux Castle

Pedalling home

I had decided to splash out and book the overnight ferry back to the UK. To my delight, it seems that ferry travel is not completely booked during the week, so I had a comfortable cabin to myself. After a sound sleep, I TOOK A SHOWER! ON A BOAT!? Luxury. I had a cup of … More Pedalling home