1 Jan, 2014

Reidyz Roundup 2013


What a year!  We finish 2013 at the opposite temperature spectrum to where we started.  We began the year in the French Alps, took a self-guided cycling holiday through the Medoc region outside Bordeaux, Andrew disappeared to Norway for 2 weeks motorcycling from London to the Arctic Circle and back, and then a happy and [...]

Reidyz Roundup 20132017-05-22T22:36:06+10:00
14 Aug, 2011

London to Frankfurt


Needed for a week in Germany means an opportunity for a great ride from London and Frankfurt and back. Leaving London for a Saturday afternoon chunnel crossing to Calais, and it couldn't have been easier. First time using the eurotunnel and it was great. Even arrived a bit early and was ushered straight onto the [...]

London to Frankfurt2014-10-21T13:35:53+11:00
25 Apr, 2011

Easter in The Lake District


This weekend we headed up to Ambleside in the Lake District to get out of London and do some walking. Tim and I took the opportunity to ride up, leaving after work on Thursday to travel to Leicester, and then through the Peak District and up to Ambleside on the Friday. Tim had hired himself [...]

Easter in The Lake District2013-07-10T01:24:47+10:00
31 Mar, 2011

Wedding anniversary ride to Bath


Midweek holidays are definitely the way to go. And all the better making it a ride out! […]

Wedding anniversary ride to Bath2013-07-13T23:43:26+10:00
17 Oct, 2010

Off-road skills


What’s more fun than riding a motorbike along country roads? Riding it off-road of course. I was off to Wales this weekend for a Friday/Saturday off-road skills course on the border of the Brecon Beacons National Park. Leaving work for the ride into Wales on Thursday was a nightmare. London traffic was a killer and [...]

Off-road skills2017-05-22T22:36:06+10:00
3 Oct, 2010

GS Outback Adventure


Here are a few great videos of a recent trip Daryl Beattie took along the boarder track between Victoria and South Australia. Definitely something I would think about doing in the future. Great to see the Australian bush, even though its not the same as the lush green English countryside. Day 1: Day [...]

GS Outback Adventure2017-05-22T22:36:06+10:00
30 Aug, 2010

Highlands of Scotland


Over 1400 miles in 6 days through Lakes, Lochs, Highlands, Moors and Peaks. It’s always exciting getting packed for an adventure, and for the next 6 days we will be atop the mighty bumblebeemer for a loop up the west coast of England into Scotland’s highlands and back down the east coast to London. London [...]

Highlands of Scotland2012-11-21T22:21:44+11:00
7 Aug, 2010

Isle of Wight sailing


600 miles on the clock in the first week, first service done, and now it time to put a few more miles under the belt with a trip to the Isle of Wight for Cowes Week 2010 sailing regatta. To make the most of the opportunity I headed down on the Bumblebee... mer after work [...]

Isle of Wight sailing2017-05-22T22:36:06+10:00
20 Jun, 2010

Sasha learns to ride


After almost 2 years of scooting around, Sasha has finally made the time to learn to ride a real bike. Over the weekend, she hired a manual Honda CGF125 and we headed out for some test rides. Hurdle number 1 was getting the bike to a location suitable to learn (read: crash) which meant I [...]

Sasha learns to ride2017-05-22T22:36:06+10:00
31 May, 2010

Mont-Saint-Michel and back to London


Out of the blocks early again this morning to ride about 20 mins to Mont-Saint-Michel just on the Nomandy side of the Brittany border. The ride out of Ducey and through the surrounding fields is great and then you just see the abbey, enormous on the horizon on the other side of clear flat fields. [...]

Mont-Saint-Michel and back to London2012-11-21T22:21:45+11:00
30 May, 2010

Tapestry’s and the D-Day beaches


Great nights sleep in the village an we were up to a hearty breakfast before getting back on the road headed for Bayeux. First stop was the British war cemetery just outside town. Massive cemetery and within walking distance of the British war museum. We didn't go into the museum but we wandered around the [...]

Tapestry’s and the D-Day beaches2012-11-21T22:21:46+11:00
29 May, 2010

Ride to France?!


Today we started with an early 5:45am start in Portsmouth for the ferry to Le Havre, on the Normany coast of France. Stayed at the Portsmouh Travelodge which is the optimal place to stay for access to the ferry wharf. With the bike packed, a 45 second ride from the carpark had us handing over [...]

Ride to France?!2012-11-21T22:21:46+11:00
15 Nov, 2009

OK riding


If you watch closely, you can tell Chris Pfeiffer knows how to ride a bike... httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=No_vqA2A3KY

OK riding2017-05-22T22:36:06+10:00