After about a couple of months of running I took my trainers back to the shop. Not for an exchange, I just needed some advice. I was suffering random blisters and I felt as though at times the shoes weren’t tight enough allowing my foot to move around creating these little nightmares and at other… Read More Running essentials…… Socks!
I hate that moment when you order something and it doesn’t turn out as you expected. But not with these! http://spreadshirt.co.uk you’ve done me proud! This blog: Tony Hemans and Glen Eccles cycled the Camino Frances from St jean Pied de Port in France to Santiago de Compostela covering 845km in 6 days in October… Read More Tshirts have arrived!
Happy St James’ day! Today, July 25th is the feast of St James, it is only right I give it a mention as the resting place for the relics of St James at the cathedral Santiago de Compostela is our final destination and the whole reason for this amazing pilgrimage! So, to give the cathedral… Read More The feast of St James the Greater, Happy St James’ Day!
A big tick on the to-do list today. Glen and I had tried in vain to get a date together where we were both available for his charity to come and take photographs so when I managed to get babysitters (thank you sister-in-law) for a couple of hours and the charity wasn’t able to make… Read More Promotional Photographs…….. DONE!
This weekend we had planned to go to Scotland. So when that trip was cancelled I was able to join Glen on this charity ride. The ride is 60 miles long and Glen thought it would be fun to cycle from home. I’m not sure if he was joking but as the distance was closer… Read More The Manchester to Blackpool cycle ride becomes a home to Manchester to Blackpool to home cycle ride.
I’d kicked myself for not taking “before” photographs. I thought it was a bit vain but now I really understand why people do it and I was so wrong. But! I’ve just found a few photos on my wife Jill’s Facebook page (Shes the only one that’s really pointed a camera at me lately, I… Read More Look what I found! Before and “so far” photographs of me!
I promised you a list! here. So here it is. I had to go through a list of pro’s and con’s before I could convince myself I could take on the work commute. This list isn’t it. Mine started something like: “Oooooooh cycle to work scheme, which colour bike would I like?” I jest. I’ve done the commute by… Read More 10 reasons to commute by cycle
The maps have arrived. Three Michelin regional maps covering from the French border to the end of the world (the east coast). the numbers of the maps are: The first is Number 573. (País Vasco/Euskadi, Navarra, La Rioja) coving from St Jean Pied de Port over the border, through Pamplona, Logrono and as far as… Read More The maps and guide books I’m using to plan the Camino Frances.
Just found this on Tesco’s (supermarket) greener living website: Did you know? Get fit and save money by cycling. Regular cyclists are as fit as an average person 10 years younger. Cycling for 30 minutes, six days a week, achieves the same weight loss as three aerobics classes a week. Even if your commute costs… Read More Camino cycling training update.
I arrived home to this email, thought it was worth a mention! Dear Tony, National Bike Month is officially here! With longer, milder days, May is a perfect time to recognize bicycling for the multitude of benefits it provides – improving our health, economy, and environment. Here are three ways to make the most of… Read More American National Bike Month! please read regardless of which country your bike lives in!