40 days and 40 nights…

The word quarantine or “40 days,” in the Venetian language is pretty relevant at the moment. Isolation as it is now better described, but was first used during the Black Death epidemic in the fourteenth century to stipulate a period that ships were required to be isolated before passengers and crew could go ashore. NoahContinue reading “40 days and 40 nights…”

Day 39, Hugo, Hythe and… ahh yes hastily made adventures…

God it’s tough out there isn’t it? I was even ‘moved on’ from outside a farm shop today after buying a coffee and trying to drink it outside Rye. I hope you are all coping? I’m staring to feel a little guilty actually being out and about. You could go on a bike ride too.Continue reading “Day 39, Hugo, Hythe and… ahh yes hastily made adventures…”

Day 38 – (Heineken) Haste to Hastings…

Brrrrr it’s getting cold. Who’d decide to cycle tour this time of year in England eh… Hang on…I set out on a bear hunt…It was always going to be a BIG one. Sh!t there have been a few challenges but as the children’s books stays… If I couldn’t get round them, or over them, I’dContinue reading “Day 38 – (Heineken) Haste to Hastings…”

Day 37 – Hey Spider-Man, where’s my pants….

I can’t thank enough the people that have helped me over the last few days. It’s been a tough time for a number reasons. I’ve let a fair few people down too in my mind. The tiredness recently has hit me so hard. As I have said before with tiredness comes misjudgement, misguided thoughts andContinue reading “Day 37 – Hey Spider-Man, where’s my pants….”

Life and Adventure… There needs to be a balance…

Sadly we can’t do both ALL of the time can we? but maybe we can live by the principals… What a joy it must be to have a mind in balance…always ready to dwell on the good and let the negative aspects go… I’m going to make the most of the 24hours I have offContinue reading “Life and Adventure… There needs to be a balance…”

Day 36, It was all so beautiful then broken….

If you think you live in a beautiful part of the world….today this seemed like perfection. Welcome to the New Forest. My legs feel great in the mornings these days, but my head is definitely sleepy first thing. Bit like a working week eh? It’s just normal bed head. I’m sleeping so well at theContinue reading “Day 36, It was all so beautiful then broken….”

Day 35 – Lulworth, Laura and Littlehampton tomorrow…

Yes, making good progress… Another nice morning as I headed off, lethargically…across the Purbeck hills. You could almost mistake Purbeck for North Yorkshire with its secluded little hamlets and…just lots of bracken. Today was a big ride, 54miles but I felt pretty good the first 15 or so miles… until the bank called. Luckily itContinue reading “Day 35 – Lulworth, Laura and Littlehampton tomorrow…”

Day 34 – Blocks, Rocks and school of hard knocks…

Today was perhaps the most picturesque day to date… It started with a wash. A car wash. For my bike of course. The mixture of mud, oil and lack of attention meant the old girl was not looking or functioning so well… the chain wasn’t even sitting flush under no pressure so a quick jetContinue reading “Day 34 – Blocks, Rocks and school of hard knocks…”

Day 33, Devon done…Bring on the white cliffs of Dover…I’m ready

More fog today and as the ferry to exmouth is closed this time of year I can’t deny…I got a lift. Thanks to Jean-luc for the gin and his dad for the idle banter last night. The road to sidmouth was nice but not a lot to see. It’s funny what consumers a lone cyclistsContinue reading “Day 33, Devon done…Bring on the white cliffs of Dover…I’m ready”