Monthly Archives: October 2020

8 UK bike rides that will inspire you to plan better cycling routes

Tackle these stunning UK bike rides to improve your own cycling routes and see the best of the countryside

Since the early 2000’s we’ve cycled all over the country exploring the best bike rides the UK has to offer.

There are a couple of simple rules that we follow when planning a cycle route for a fun and enjoyable UK bike ride.

Stick to B roads, take the scenic route even if it’s longer, embrace the climbs, trust local intel, shoot for 60 mile /100 km per day average, look for a natural feature such as a river or head for the coast.

These loose principles have seen us right over the years. They’ll help you to plan your own awesome cycle routes for epic UK bike rides.

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cycling the atlas mountains in morocco

Cycling in Morocco; crossing the Atlas mountains by bike

A ten day bike trip cycling in Morocco

This blog post about cycling in Morocco shares the story of our ten day bike adventure from Marrakech, across the Atlas mountains to Agadir, along the coast to Essaouira then back to Marrakech.

We traveled in autumn 2012, as far as I can remember. It was the first time I’d cycled in Africa and was to become one of my favourite bike trips.

We enjoyed wonderful hospitality, overcame mechanical failures and airline delays and survived heat stroke in the desert. An action packed cycling adventure in Morocco.

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Five yoga stretches for cyclists that I love

These five simple daily stretches will make you more flexible and stronger on the bike

In this article on yoga stretches for cyclists I’m going to share my favourite daily yoga sequence that help support flexibility, strength and performance on the bike.

My top five yoga postures for cyclists to make you more flexible:

Sun salutation
Supine spine twist
Camel pose
Pigeon pose
Lunges

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end of the road at dunwich, the lost city

The Dunwich Dynamo; a night of beautiful madness

The Dunwich Dynamo, the dun run, the French might call it ‘the beautiful madness’. Whatever you call it, the dun-run is a whole lot of adventure packed in to a single night.

I’ve taken part in this iconic event three times; 2011, 2013 and 2014. In this article I’m sharing the account of each ride. My hope is that these short stories will inspire you to take part in the next Dun Run in 2021Continue reading