21:15 Wednesday night Thank god I brought whisky. The Lluest Cwm Bach bothy and I are just getting acquainted with one another, me learning her creaks and groans as the fire warms her timbers. I'm sat by the fire that was prepared for me supping a whisky hot choc out of my tin cup. My… Continue reading A mid-week mid- Wales crisis #3: thank god for whisky
Yesterday was a blur. We were so tired on arrival into Eastbourne we did something really stupid and just jumped on a train we saw on the platform. We had 1 minute to go to get the train we wanted and of course presumed it was ours, without checking the board. It wasn't. We got off at a random station, found a Premier Inn and McDonalds at a motorway services. Tiredness does some funny things to you.
With Stage 19 in the bag, the Grand Tours Project team went onto Stage 20. Here's a look back at the highlights of my #giroproject. Stage 20 Stage 20 was a chunky day. With over 4000 metres of climbing over a relatively short course, the day was set to be a true challenge. Following the… Continue reading Protected critters, acting cool and hairdryer wind: Part 2 #giroproject
It's 6am on Stage 19 of the Giro and we've found an open coffee bar in Pinorolo. You know the sort where an espresso is €1 and tastes incredible. This was going to be a great day. I had been invited along to take part in a Grand Tours Project trip, to find out… Continue reading BRAVA BRAVA! Part 1 of my #giroproject
Peering over hedgerows, searching down valleys, stopping at the top of an exposed mountain top to swallow it down. This is the view. The view doesn't much care if it's raining. The view doesn't much care if it's cold. It never fails to inspire and bring a grin to your windswept, rain battered face. This… Continue reading Reasons I ride #1: the view