Been on a cycling holiday along the length of Hadrians Wall in the north of the UK. It was a rain filled few days but still very enjoyable and coped with the rain by eating mega full englishes every day pints every evening and only a spot of cycling between. For the full low down on the trip check out Emmas full trip report.
For those of you who last saw me bearded and shaggy headed Im now clean shaven and close cropped but not gonna scare you with any pics of my ugly mug. [read more…]
So this weekend has seen a few things going on which I thought it was worth writing a few words about. The weather has been pretty cold for starters with the most snow we have seen all winter. The snow wasn’t very heavy and didn’t stick around long but its still magical to see the garden and streets temporarily transformed.
Em and I have spent some of the weekend planning our next bike trip which is a 6 day route around Normandy in France. Its going to be a pretty much circular route starting at Dieppe heading west along the coast, back inland to follow the seine to Rouen and then north along the avenue verte to Dieppe. [read more…]
So I’ve been cycling and remembering Terrahawks a bit recently and you know what that means…I don’t have chickenpox anymore! I still have a few little scars remaining but they are gradually fading. Even so Chickenpox was not a lot of fun and Im very glad its over and done with hopefully for ever.
A few weeks back now Emma and I joined the London Critical Mass bike ride on a Friday night for a evening ride around central London. I particularly enjoyed being outside Westminster at the roundabout with cyclists circling the whole thing and the police helpfully stopping traffic for us until they got tired of the game and a paramedic car came through to break things up. [read more…]
Its been a fairly active last month or so covering the full spectrum of music, cycling, eating, working and playing. Actually on reflection that’s just your normal kind of month but if I didn’t introduce it as exciting you would never read any further. So onto some of the things I have been up to.
After we got back from Italy Emma headed off to Finland for a work conference and then took a few days afterwards with some workmates to do some walking. I spent the week at home wishing I was on holiday still and wishing I hadn’t decided £350 wasn’t to much for a ticket to Finland. [read more…]
Well slack old me has not posted to my blog since way back in June and that is just disgraceful but is I hope an indication of how busy Ive been in the last 5 months or so.
From my last post I mentioned that we were looking into moving house and that is partly why posting has been delayed. It took me two months to get an internet connection in new house due to the incompetence of Tiscali. Made me realise how dependent on broadband I am. Anyways new house is lovely with some friendly housemates. We have just spend a wonderful christmas day in our new flat with Turkey, Ham, wine, cider and my awesome red Xmas jumper as shown in pics. I got and gave some awesome presents including a Joe Blow standing pump for extra awesome bike tyre pumping action, a print of london life for Emma, some nice music by Bon Iver and Fleet Foxes and an adult sized space hopper. [read more…]
Easter weekend we caught the train to Kings Lynn and then cycled following National Cycle Route (NCR) 1 across to Wighton with a detour to Holkham Hall and Wells-Next-The-Sea for bext fish n chips. From Wighton Regional Cycle Route (RCR) 30 to Cromer. The next day we cycled down the coast again on RCR 30 to Hemsbey then followed our noses inland to Coltishall. Day three saw us return across country lanes to Kings Lynn. All up 300km or so not a bad longish ride for the first of the year and nice to stretch the legs a little beyond the daily commute. See map after the link for route details and photos. [read more…]
Emma and I cycled from Lands End to John O’Groats and this is a posting which has links to Emmas detailed day by day account, twitter posts from along the way and a few other bits and pieces. – Posted by Justin
Its a romantic notion – we could just get off the ferry and pedal east until we reach the Pacific Ocean. But in doing this we might miss some places we want to visit along the way, hit a few blocked borders and run out of time and money. – Posted by Emma
Those there are two words that we’ve never really put together. Winter usually equals indoors, warmth and duvets, but to test our new tent and gas cooker, last weekend we spent the night under canvas at Blackberry Woods. – Posted by Emma + Justin
It already feels like a long time since we left London. As we sail across the channel and down to Santander, we thought we’d give you some easy to digest stats from our first 4 days from London to Portsmouth. – Posted by Emma + Justin