The Bamboo Bikes

Why bamboo? Why not? A while back I’d come across Calfee Designs. Their bikes looked amazing! Then I plonked ‘bamboo bike’ into the Internet and let the cogs spin. They’d been around for ages and came in many shapes and sizes, adaptable to the application, most sensible but some crazy. I also had an idea …

Snowdonia: Climbing Up, Riding Back

Climbing up Snowdon. Riding back from Snowdonia. Food woes lead to underground shows. Welsh hills interspersed with Osprey thrills. Gravel tracks and plenty of cake snacks. Watching a moonrise, spotting lots of butterflies. And finally up & over Gospel Pass.

150 + 11 = 100!

Aiming high. Aiming higher. 150+11=100. Cotswolds climb. Rolling ramble. Rolling stock & steam trains. Cake! Teeny triangles. Severn Valley & Black Shed Cafe. Wobbles & blinking. City lights and home. Imperial Century!

From Glen to Ben and back again!

On top of the UK

LEJOG continued… up Ben Nevis. More misty mountains. Terrible forecast. Grey morning. Clears quick. It is on. Up, up, up. Sack of potatoes. On top of the UK at 1344m. Phone Mummy #braggingrights. Down, down, down. Peppermint tea with a straw in a GLASS!

Grandpa Pom & on to Glen Nevis

LEJOG continued. Misty mountains. Outstanding octagons. Fantastic hospitality. The border. Circles and crashes. 3 swims. Farewells. Squirrels & isle. Dazzling diamond. WASPS. Ancient stones, cairns and not one but 3 castles. And finally the most horrid day of all…

Mummy & on to The Lakes

LEJOG continued. Proper Birthday. Mummy. 2 bridges, a first for 1. Steep hills and a castle. Struggles & decisions. Connect 4 progress. Grey. 100k. Warmshowers. Good byes. Chester Cathedral & Lego, lots of lovely Lego! Ferry…. across the Mersy. Wind farm & Gormley. Connect 4 – in for the kill! Another 100k. Lawnmowers. Grey, dark grey, darker grey and very wet. The Lakes & one hell of a hill. Windermere & Grandpa Pom.

Rock & Limpet’s Grand Tour – LEJOG

Land’s End to John o’Groats, LEJOG, End to End, call it what you will. It was one hell of an adventure! And it was done on homemade bamboo bikes. In 30 days. Oh, and we added Lego bricks to the largest model being built in the world of and in Chester Cathedral, and climbed Ben Nevis!

Avon Cycleway 130 Brevet Populair

Our first calendar Brevet Populaire together on solo bikes; not to mention R’s furthest yet. How the day unfolded. The trials and tribulations. Dealing with the extremely hot weather by getting wet. Thanks Audax Club Bristol & well done R!