• On the eve of adventure

    I’m at Southampton airport sitting on a FlyBe Dash 8, waiting to take off for Edinburgh on my first of two trips to Scotland this week. This is a )(excuse me,…

  • Week 20

    Four very different rides this week Ride 1 – Go like Billy (R) ow Pleasant weather and I found myself on the bike without really thinking about it. I headed to…

  • Week 19

    Ride 1 – Watershed moment I set out with no real plan in mind, except to ride some local roads I hadn’t tackled in a while. So Hamsterley to Wolsingham, I…

  • Week 18

    A big week with the Etape Caledonia on Sunday, the first proper test of the year. And right on cue I picked up a virus that left me feeling decisively under…

  • High point of the ride

    Week 17

    Ride 1 – Riding in a winter wonderland Snow. Snow? It’s nearly May. Yes, but does it know that? The weather didn’t look much better for the weekend, so I needed…

  • Langleydale

    Week 16

    Summer might be here. Or is that just wishful thinking? Ride 1 – Folly Top in the sunshine Bright sunshine hitting the Dales was the perfect opportunity to stop driving the desk…

  • Week 15

    Two rides this week, but one hardly counts, because I cut it short in a hailstorm of mythic proportion not even a mile out of the village. So no report for…

  • Week thirteen

    Before you say it, I’m not superstitious. Even after this week! Ride 1 – Not such a blissful afternoon Using the long weekend to head down to my sister’s and perhaps…

  • Week twelve

    Longer days and longer rides. This week included my longest ride of the year so far and my biggest weekly total too. Ride one – Where ever the wind blows. Then…

  • Fat Bloke on a Bike – The Movie

    Well…  the book, at least! I’ve finished my book and I’m working with some people to get it published. The draft blurb is below. To get your hands on a copy,…