Category: Cycle Touring

The Merits of Being a Commitment-Phobe

Up to this point commitment phobes have gotten a bad rap. But! I’m here to challenge that. Although, for the sake of clarity I should state that the commitment I’m referring to is to do with everything but relationships. At this point in my…

Cycling in Germany – A tale of rivers

The world is BIG! I mean really big. I know this sounds obvious but I’ve never really been able to comprehend that. When you can get to the other side of it in a day, the world misleadingly appears a lot smaller. However covering that distance…

What We’ve Learnt So Far

CYCLING France France is roadie heaven; beautifully smooth tarmac, quiet roads with courteous drivers (excluding the visiting Brits, cheers guys!). We thoroughly enjoyed our time in France, following initially the coast then venturing inland and across to Belgium. The main lessons we learnt in…

Belgium and Netherlands – We Miss You Hills

Cycle touring Belgium and Netherlands

The past few weeks have been spent cycling around two countries. Experiencing some of the greatest cycling networks known to man. We’ve had: warmshowers, heat, islands, hostels, and of course friendly people along the way. Alas, we are now at the end of the…

Cycle Touring France – Our First Steps

Wow! and I don’t use that term lightly. These first two weeks have been scary, painful, hot, and infuriating but it’s been absolutely fantastic. What we’ve done so far any UK resident could do quite easily – without going into politics. I’ve been astounded…

Vaccinations for Island2Island

Ouch! With our departure time coming ever closer we have finally gone for vaccinations. Normally when you get a travel vaccine the nurse will ask what country/countries you intend to visit and then find the appropriate travel advice for that area. This becomes a bit trickier for them…

Expectations of the uninitiated nomads

Island to Island will be our ultimate adventure to date. We have both experienced cycling, camping, and generally roughing it, but cycle touring for years on end is stepping into the unknown. One thought that often grabs me is whether or not our expectations will match the real thing?…