belvorado to Villalcázar. Now covered 400km in total. The day started great. We paid 3 euros for a breakfast consisting mainly of bread, it was cack but milky coffee on tap woke me up. I then took on the task of getting back into very wet clothes. Not nice. A few of the walkers had… Read More Day 3, Belvorado to Villalcázar. Camino Santiago.
Cirauqui to Belorado We did leave fast. And continued on a series of step like gradients helping keep the speed up. The best bit was it was completely dark. And no rain (yet). I only had one little light (I started out with two, my other light fell off at about 50kmph at around Roncesvilles.… Read More Day 2, Cirauqui to Belorado, Spain. Camino Santiago.
St Jean pied du Port to Pamplona (Cirauqui) Covered 123km today. Due to the height of the Pyrenees St Jean Pied du Port stays a little darker in the mornings until the sun clears the mountain tops, this meant we knew we’d be setting off in the dark. However, at 5am I found myself watching… Read More Day 1, St Jean pied du Port to Pamplona (Cirauqui), Spain. The camino de Santiago. My bar ends look like bulls horns…
Well we are here and arrived in total darkness. St Jean is very beautifully lit at night and if what we’ve seen so far is anything to go by i’ll be having a little look around before we leave. The only accommodation we could find this late was the hotel Ramuntcho! Within the old town… Read More Saint Jean Pied du Port, Pyranees, France, On the Camino de Santiago
Had to go through a scanner at the airport……. 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 2012. If you are trying to get fit, planning an adventure, long distance cyclist or just… Read More Bairritz Airport, France. On the Camino de Santiago.
Bike box out of the shed, bought nuts (the edible kind). Lost a pannier and a fleece, no idea where, I’m hoping they haven’t dropped down to the back of the cupboard into Narnia. Glen’s been sending me photo’s of a box with a bike packed into it. I thought I’d better start. So I… Read More 2 Days to go! silicone in the shoes……
I’ve done a little changing about on the blog. The latest updates now show on the front instead of the “about this challenge” page. please see the menu bar across the top for details about the challenge. also put your email address in at the right of this page (on computer view, not mobile!) if… Read More 8 days to go! Camino de Santiago ride preparation
12 days left on the counter! Have you registered your email address for the ongoing prep and progress updates yet? (prep and progress? Catchy!) So I’ve got to the stage where parts are arriving daily for the bike. I’m rekindling my love for this sport and in doing so realised that a lot of my… Read More 12 Days to go! Camino de Santiago preparation.
I’ve plotted the route on Google maps, here is the link. Or (you may have to zoom out a little): Dont forget the route was there before the roads! There are paths which carry the pilgrims and these are a mixture of tarmac/mud/hardpack/forest/open country lanes depending on the area you pass through. I detailed the… Read More The Camino Frances de Santiago, Route now on google maps
Cycling is a truly invigorating and liberating experience, enjoyed by people of all ages and from all walks of life. Whether you’re cycling to work, to school, to the shops or just for fun, the humble bicycle is an easy way to get more active. Regular cycling can reduce the risk of chronic illnesses such… Read More You just can’t escape cycling these days…… The NHS website covers cycling.