Category Archives: Cycling

Besançon – Eyeballing the June Cycling Trip

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Brilliant!  We’ve stopped overnight in Besançon, the point at which the current trip south crosses the route of the June Bike Trip.  I was looking forward to this, particularly after the cycling trip this weekend. I know its just a strip of tarmac/gravel/whatever, but to actually see something that you’ll cycling over in about three and a half months time… Read more »

Dave’s 40th Birthday Bike Ride

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Well, here we all are, the weekend has finally arrived. A quick ride to Taunton meant we had 30 minutes waiting for the train, which turned into an hour due to signalling problems. A bit cold on the station platform in Lycra this morning, but a fantastic sunny day – perfect weather for a bike ride. Difficulty navigating out of… Read more »

New Bike Ride: Milverton, Oake, Halse, Ash Common, Fitzhead

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Good ride with Dave this morning, set of at a decent pace and then settled back a bit.  Tried to do a bit of Geocaching on Ash Common, but unable to find the cache.  May have to try again next time.  Weather was also kind to us, rain holding off until the final few minutes as the drizzle set it…. Read more »

Which Way Does Adventure Lie?

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Thinking more about the cycling adventure for this year, I’m just having a little wonder to myself what the advantages are of having a predetermined route: You get a chance to pre-plan logistics for departure and return The overall objective helps push you on day-after-day You get a chance to identify places of interest along the route so you don’t… Read more »

Adventure Awaits – Eurovelo Route 6 – Nantes to Basel

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Doing more research into the possible route of the cycling expedition, the Eurovelo range of cycling routes across Europe has caught my eye.  The original thought courtesy of Alan was to cycle either the Rhine or the Danube, and I’ve just discovered the Eurovelo Route 6 starts on the West coast of France and follows the Loire, Central Canals, Doube,… Read more »

Why Cycle 1,000 miles in a Single Tour?

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For those wondering about this particular challenge, heres a little bit of my thinking. Cycling is a great because: It get’s you outdoors It’s good exercise It connects you to the landscape and environment at a human scale You get to explore places that you might otherwise miss It’s great thinking time But why travel 1,000 miles in 30 days?… Read more »