The Cyclist.. That’ll be me

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2018 saw me hit 60 and I decided to retire and spend more time visiting amazing places, usually on a bike, and in the process, try and capture some nice images. The whole point of this site is for me to document my travels to the best of my abilities.

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It all started in December 2008, when I took a mountain bike trip to Morocco and got the bug. Since then I have just kept going.

In 2010 I switched back to road biking and found a great company that organises guided and fully supported trips. This led to some amazing friendships with like minded people, and now we spend a lot of time organising our own trips.

I have toured by car and motorbike over the years, but now I am addicted and I can’t imagine travelling any other way. It bolis down to the rhythm of the pedals and wheels turning beneath you, the reward of reaching the top of a mountain pass and knowing you got there under your own power, then eating everything you can get your hands on.

For me, life doesn’t get any better.

Since retiring I have also joined Sustrans, the charity responsible for maintianing the National Cycle Network with the aim to improve sustainable transport. The site is a great location for traffic free route information in the UK and I used their excellent maps for a couple of trips in 2018, Yorkshire Loop, August 2018 and Coast to coast to coast, June 2018.

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