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Lost Lanes West

On April 27, 2018, Posted by , In Cycling,GetOutside,Touring,Writing, With 3 Comments

‘A road is for travelling between places, but a lane is a place in itself.’ The latest addition to my travel bookshelf is Jack Thurston’s Lost Lanes West, a compendium of 36 ‘glorious bike rides’ in the west country. The success of Jack’s previous books, Lost Lanes and Lost Lanes…

Forth Clyde Cycle Ride

On April 24, 2018, Posted by , In Cycling,GetOutside,Touring, With No Comments

It’s long been on the list, the Forth & Clyde canal, one of the remnants of our industrial past, an ancient yet timeless example of Georgian ingenuity, an inland link between two great bodies of water, a navigational gift and an easily-ridable path. The Forth and Clyde canal was once…

FoodCycle

On April 14, 2018, Posted by , In Cycling,Vegan, With No Comments

Being a bit of a food enthusiast (aren’t we all?), I love a bit of Masterchef, the challenge I enjoy most being the waste and scraps challenge, where the chefs make gourmet meals out of vegetable peelings, fish heads, rough meat cuts and wrinkled leaves; in other words, food that…

Tips for safe cycling #6: brakes

On April 13, 2018, Posted by , In Cycling,Road Safety,safety tips, With No Comments

It might sound obvious, but having proper control of your brakes is essential for safe cycling. Here are a few tips to make sure you get the most out of your brakes.* Use both brakes It’s best to always use both brakes, gently, at the same time. If the front…

The Kids Conundrum

On April 11, 2018, Posted by , In Lifestyle, With 10 Comments

When I was at primary school my sister Sarah and I ran a ‘Save the Earth club’ in our bedroom with whichever friends we could coerce into coming. It was fairly boring: let’s do some wildlife word searches and then go and pick up some litter. The irony that we…

April challenge: active travel to work

On April 10, 2018, Posted by , In Cycling,GetOutside, With No Comments

Though it still feels like winter, it really is spring. Honestly. There are new leaves on the tree opposite my boat and I can even see some blossom starting to bud. Now might be the time to dust off the bike and start breathing in some of that warm(ish) air. Active…

Falafel Friday: Eat a Pitta

On April 6, 2018, Posted by , In Falafel Friday,Vegan, With No Comments

St Nicholas Market is a buzzing, vibrant feature of central Bristol, a must-see for visitors and an example of some of the fine Georgian architecture that proliferates the city. It’s also a terrific location for lunch. Stalls line the narrow walkways, overflowing with the smells and sights of cuisine from around…

The joy of travelling slowly

On April 3, 2018, Posted by , In GetOutside, With 2 Comments

Slow travel is a state of mind. It’s about making the journey mean as much as the destination; it has less to do with speed than the experience of travelling. I was fortunate enough to appear on a panel alongside eminent travel writers Christopher Sommerville and Nick Hunt at the…