No training program would be complete without a 120 mile night ride would it?! Well that’s what we thought anyway. We seem to have made it our intention to to ride in the most unpleasant conditions we can think of in preparation for the Really Big Bike Ride. We’ve done raging headwinds, torrential rain, heavy traffic and killer climbs so it seemed only natural to progress with some good old fashioned darkness and sleep deprivation. With this in mind we rolled up at the Pub on The Park in Hackney, London at half past 8PM to join the masses for the 19th annual Dunwich Dynamo! Continue reading
We’d like to say a REALLY BIG THANK YOU to our kit sponsors; Natureshop, Rab, Endura, Carradice and Hilleberg. We have now received pretty much all the gear we need, and are ready to roll. Continue reading
It’s not long now until we’ll be saddling up for the biggest adventure ever known to mankind so naturally we want to share it with our friends in any way we can. We have had loads of people asking us how, where and when we will be setting off and if we’re having some sort of gathering to mark this great moment. Continue reading
The cogs have been turning again and we’re not just talking about those on our bikes; up in reallybigbikeride HQ we’ve been cranking up our promotional machine and it’s building up some steam! We’re really pleased to announce the venue of our London promo and media launch event and it’s looking to be an absolute cracker! Continue reading
We’ve been on the road again this weekend topping up our biker tans in our cherished homeland of Staffordshire so we thought we’d drop in on those fantastic folk at Back2Bikes!
If you’ve got a dilapidated old slog iron wasting away in the garden shed then send it to these guys and they’ll give it a new lease of life. They can help you get back on the road without breaking the bank or they’ll gladly take any unwanted bikes off your hands and use them to educate placement students from all walks of life in the art of bike mechanics. The workshop was a hive of activity when we called in, all fuelled by volunteers! Continue reading
This two day ride saw us collect the new bikes from Harrogate and head for Leek. Friday morning was possibly the most exciting day since the beginning of time, for me it was, for Ade too probably, we were picking up our brand spanking new Dawes Ultra Galaxy 2011 Touring Bikes. Let me tell you, they are a total pleasure to ride, the smoothest, most comfortable ride ever. Very, very chuffed.
This was a classic ride indeed, with some of the toughest climbs in the country, including Wrynose Pass and Hardnott Pass, this one is not for the feint hearted. Continue reading