Category: Cycling

Lakes and the Silver Coast

26/10/17-27/10/17 As we drove south of Archachon the landscape became an unending monotony of pine forests on sandy soil. This huge forest was man made, turning sandy heath into serried ranks of resin… Read more »

Finding Summer in Arcachon

24/10/17-25/10/17 We still hadn’t got used to the size of France and this was in evidence when we moved on from Ile d’Oléron; Arcachon was the target for our next stop, but at slightly… Read more »

Neptune’s Staircase

21/09/17 – 22/09/17 Fort William is a fairly unprepossessing town, more utilitarian than picturesque, particularly in poor weather when the views of Ben Nevis cannot be seen. However it is… Read more »

A Bit of Nostalgia

11/09/17 Barnluasgan is near to the Crinan Canal which was built to allow boats to pass across the Kintyre peninsular without having to take the significantly longer journey around it’s… Read more »

Gigha Island

08/09/17-09/09/17 It was still raining when we left Machrihanish Campsite, but we knew that the following day would be good so we made our way up the west coast of… Read more »

Rhinns and Mulls

21/08/17 – 22/08/17 From the Isle of Whithorn we were heading to the Rhinns of Galloway, the word Rhinns (or Rhins) is derived from the Gaelic for point or headland,… Read more »

7 Stanes

The next day we moved on. It seemed that most people at Glencaple were breaking their journey to go further north, but we were heading west deeper into Dumfries and… Read more »

Squirrel Attack

In the spirit of going to new places, our next stop was Anglesey. This island – off the north west corner of mainland Wales – is a popular tourist destination, but I’ve only… Read more »