Cycling East Part 5 – Slovakia

Slovakia was a country I knew very little about before we visited. We planned nothing regarding the route. We did however know from the...

Cycling East part 4 – The Czech Republic

On our last day in Germany the bad weather was back with a vengeance. It was non-stop heavy rain with a low mist and...

The Kinesis Tripster ATR bike – My thoughts so far

After 14 days of riding on the Kinesis Tripster ATR, I think I have a pretty good idea about the bike. Just 14 days...

Cycling East part 3 – East Germany

After more cherry poaching at our campsite we set off along the shores of the giant Edersee lake in central Germany. Whereafter we inadvertantly...

Cycling East Part 2 – Western Germany

We left Holland on the river Rhine cycle path, a flat gravel path meandering its way along the river heading into Germany. The river...

Cycling East Part 1 – Holland

So this was it, we were finally leaving on our bikes, next stop the far East! We posed for some farewell pictures by...

Our little cycle ride has started!

Departure day has arrived! It has been a frantic week and a manic Monday. Our ferry leaves at 11.15pm from Harwich and luckily it's...

The Kit for Cycling East

What are we taking for our cycling trip? 1. Camping Kit From left to right, the smallest most comfortable sleeping mat from Karrimor at 300gm: Buy...

Is this the Ultimate Touring Bike?

In about 10 days I will embark on my my Cycling East adventure and for this epic cycle ride I am lucky enough to...

Deciding on our next adventure

Life, like cycle touring is full of endless route decisions. While we might think we know the general direction, certain innocuous looking turns can...

A great road ride circuit from Chamonix

This weekend we attempted a road bike circuit that has jumped out of the maps at me for ages. It takes in the beauty...

Chamonix to Megeve by bike

Cycling from Chamonix to Megeve is about 90km for the round trip and takes in about 1500m of height gain. Nothing too epic just...