Monthly Archives: June 2013

France…here we come!

Just a quick last post before radio silence and our 10 day trip to France. The bags are being packed, the car is starting to take on the look of Mr Creosote and the kids are hyper beyond belief (so … Continue reading

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1500 miles and 100,000 feet of climbing……

Just a quick update on another milestone with the cycling (maybe I should change the name of the blog!). To date (since the end of Jan this year) I have now broken the 1500 mile barrier as well as surpassing … Continue reading

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The day after the cycle before!

Well, a quick update to say I did the 100 mile round trip from home to work and back again. And I survived…… Yesterday saw me up and out of the house just before 6am with a 50 mile ride … Continue reading

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cycling to work, all 100 miles of it!

Tomorrow sees me riding from South Wales to Herefordshire as part of the national cycle to work day. The round trip is 100 miles so its an early start and a late finish. Good job its the longest day of … Continue reading

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10 days and counting to France….

Fairly simmering with excitement now with only 10 days to go until our French holiday. I have done the research, I have gotten the maps, the insurances (note the plural), the bits and pieces like plug adaptors and even some … Continue reading

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A week in review…hot from Backpackbrewer HQ

Well that was an eventful week… Last weekend saw me complete my longest ride to date and the training for France has no let up. I am averaging over 100 miles a week at present and trying to include as … Continue reading

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My longest ride to date….but what a ride

I decided today to get up really early for a big ride around the Brecon Beacons. Turned out to be slightly longer and higher than originally planned though 🙂 I had thought about cycling from my house to Abergavenny and … Continue reading

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