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
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
21 Jun, 2009

London to Brighton Bike Ride 2009


This year we did the London to Bright Bike Ride raising money for the British Heart Foundation. It was a great 54 mile ride with some moderate, and one devastating, uphills and long downhills to get up some speed. It started in Clapham Common which is very near our house and the first 20 miles [...]

London to Brighton Bike Ride 20092017-05-22T22:36:06+10:00
14 Jun, 2009

Peak District


In June we headed to the Peak District for a camping weekend. We stayed at the Rivendale campsite between Ashbourne and Buxton which is about 3 hours drive from London. On Saturday we did a day walk up on The Roaches which is a rocky outcrop in the lower “white peaks” area of the Peak [...]

Peak District2017-05-22T22:36:06+10:00
4 May, 2009

London to Oxford ride


Over the long weekend we rode from home in London to Oxford. The map said it was 99 miles and we were going to tackle it in 2 days.After a bit more of a sleep in they we had planned (you can’t rush these things) we headed off about 10am Saturday morning. Today was going [...]

London to Oxford ride2017-05-22T22:36:06+10:00
13 Apr, 2009

Camping in New Forest and riding on Isle of Wight


With a recent tent purchase, Easter was going to be the time to test it out. We headed to the New Forest, south west from London, for the Easter long weekend.We arrived late Thursday night and set up camp. Within an hour from settling into the tent for the night the rain began. Nevertheless we [...]

Camping in New Forest and riding on Isle of Wight2013-07-11T00:23:11+10:00
15 Mar, 2009

Ride into Kent


After passing my motorbike test at the beginning of March it was time to hire a bike and head out of London to explore the countryside.So I hired a red BMW F650GS (actually 800cc - go figure) and Sasha and I spent a day out on the bike.The day started with brunch at the Windmill [...]

Ride into Kent2013-07-11T00:23:11+10:00