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Paul

  • A Right Royal Ride

    Glorious weather predicted and the prospect of quiet roads, because of big TV audiences for the Royal wedding. A good reason to be putting on my cycling shoes in Barnard Castle…

  • Hamsterley Barney Loop

    There is little better than being out early in the Durham Dales. Quiet roads, stunning landscapes, and the chance to rub shoulders with our wonderful wildlife. It’s my favourite time of…

  • A week later

    It’s been a week since I got home from my adventure and I’m still riding the high of finishing it. Sixteen days, cycling 967 miles with 55,000 ft of ascent. (That…

  • Day 14 – Duns Tew to Stockbridge

    The White Horse at Duns Tew does an excellent dinner and a cooked breakfast to match. Still full of grilled shrimps, chicken and chips, and exquisite chocolate and salted caramel dessert,…

  • Day 13 – Atherstone to Duns Tew

    Another lovely morning. Atherstone showed me a prettier side than the Hight Sreet had suggested last night. I left the town via station road, heading south west through winding country lanes.…

  • Day 12 – Youlgreave to Atherstone

    Thunder. Rain. Heavy rain. Just what you want on a morning. Four miles of gentle climbing to Newhaven. On another day, the view would extend for miles. I saw only the…

  • Day 11 – Thunder Bridge to Youlgreave

    My bed at The Woodman Inn had the most comfortable matress of the trip so far. It was only the thought of breakfast that gave me the strength to prise myself…

  • Day 10 – Masham to Thunder Bridge

    8.30am. Most of Masham was still sleeping. Only the local doctor’s surgery was doing a brisk trade with a queue of a dozen or more patients trailing into the street. The…