In the middle of summer a few months ago, I had a time to kill, a new bike and some shiny new panniers so I decided to try it all out by heading off for a couple of days to bike the Christchurch to Little River Rail Trail. It’s a cycleway and walkway that mostly follows the route of an old 19th century railway line … Continue reading Cycling the Little River Rail Trail
It’s Christmas 2016 and I’m running full pelt through Madrid airport to catch a connecting flight that’s about to leave (I’d already missed my original one due to delays) to take me to Santiago, Chile. I eventually arrive to find my luggage didn’t make it. I’m not surprised; delays and me catching a different flight meant it was unlikely to be on the same airplane. … Continue reading Cycling the Carretera Austral, Chile
1. Buy a bike. 2. Pedal. Yep, it’s as easy as that. Kind of. When I signed up to cycle London to Paris in 24 hours, I didn’t really read all the details. So I didn’t really appreciate how far it was or how much training I’d have to put in. Or how many times I’d fall off before getting the hang of clippy pedals. … Continue reading How to bike from London to Paris in two easy steps.
Well, I said I wanted a challenge. And f*ck me, did I get that. With bells on. Just a few things for you to consider before I start. 1) Tasmania is Australia’s hilliest state. 2) There was a record-high heatwave the first week I was there. 3) I’ve not biked anywhere near these kind of distances. 4) I’ve never done anything like this before. 5) … Continue reading Touring Tasmania….on a pushbike.