Logistics

This last month has not been an epic month of bicycle rides.I grimace a bit writing that as of today we have just under 3 months to go until we set off and need to be training in earnest, but with storms Dudley, Eunice and Franklin we have been somewhat at the whim of theContinue reading “Logistics”

Training

“How training going?” is one of the most popular questions people ask me along with “I bet you’re really excited aren’t you?” The second question is easier to answer, if not what people want to hear: There is still so much to do in terms of logistics even the start line seems a very longContinue reading “Training”

Motives

Yes, not motivation… we’ve (kinda) got that sorted… but motives.  This has come up few times in our planning and talking about our plans especially on social media. Most people have been wonderfully supportive but certain groups have queried why we want to go fast and other people have asked why we feel we deserveContinue reading “Motives”

Getting kitted up

How are you going to carry all your stuff around the World and how much gear are you going to take? Is a question we are commonly asked and the short answer is simple: On the bike and just as much as we need but no more! The longer answer, I figured, is worthy ofContinue reading “Getting kitted up”

“At Brandenburg Gate, turn left…”

Where to begin… literally! And how do you plan a route around the World? How do we avoid getting lost, pick the best roads, avoid mountain ranges and potholes and still see the best sights all in record breaking time?! The answer is not of course a straight forward one. Where to start the rideContinue reading ““At Brandenburg Gate, turn left…””

A favourite photo from 2020…

I particularly love this photo because it reminds me of waking up on the last day of our Pennine Way challenge, having walked until 10pm through the Cheviots to reach this isolated hut. The morning was so beautifully peaceful and the sunrise over the Hills was just so tranquil, I felt very much at peaceContinue reading “A favourite photo from 2020…”