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The draw of Ventoux

On January 8, 2019, Posted by , In #GetOutside,Cycling,Pedal Power, With 3 Comments

Mont Ventoux looms large on any horizon, especially mine: in eight months’ time I’ll be riding across France to make my own pilgrimage to the giant, and ride its three ascents in a single day. I’m imagining seven glorious days of cycling, warm autumn evenings, sunshine on the air, then…

#GetOutside in January: Could you walk 1000 miles?

On January 7, 2019, Posted by , In #GetOutside,Slow travel,Walking, With No Comments

If every day of 2019 you were to walk just 2.74 miles, by the end of the year you would have hit 1000. Could you? Would you? Should you? Walking is a form of exploration that came late to me – I always assumed it would be too slow, too boring,…

#GetOutside in 2019

On January 5, 2019, Posted by , In #GetOutside,Cycling,Slow travel,Walking, With No Comments

It’s my pleasure to be a #GetOutside champion for Ordnance Survey for a second year. #GetOutside was launched by Ordnance Survey a few years ago to promote the benefits of spending time outdoors; in a time of increasingly sedentary lifestyles, mental health issues, pollution from transport and a growing burden…

But don’t you miss cheese?

On January 2, 2019, Posted by , In Vegan, With No Comments

Cheese. It seems to be the most common thing that stands in the way of people going vegan: fear of missing cheese. I know; it was true for me. I loved cheese as much as the next person, and couldn’t imagine a life without a slab of brie on a…