Please note, this post was first published on the disappearance of Denise. As a result of all that has happened since I have taken steps to remove the past tense and create what I hope is a more fitting post for the future safety of Pilgrims and indeed anyone who takes on outdoor pursuits alone.… Read More Personal safety on the Camino de Santiago following the tragic death of pilgrim Denise Thiem on the Camino Frances.
It’s been over two years since I cycled the French route! It’ll be nearly three years by September, but that’s when the flights are booked to Lisbon, Portugal and it’s time to kick-start the blog and create some more memories! Thank you for visiting! There’s a number of reasons I’ve settled this time on the… Read More BOM CAMINHO!!! (Sorry for shouting!) The Portuguese route.
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
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
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.
You remember the post not so long ago in which I described the paperwork pilgrims carry with them as proof of their journey? (here’s the link ) I thought that it may take some time to get hold of these so I was ready to apply early. Well it’s arrived! To recap I thought getting a… Read More Credentials…. Shmedentials…. (My pilgrim’s passport arrived!)
It is after all just riding in a straight line right? As long as you keep the pedals turning for 10 hours a day then all will be fine….. I’ve been following the adventures of a group of lads from Christchurch, Dorset, UK. they are cycling the Camino Frances as I type. They have allowed… Read More Think this is easy? Darren McDonnell, Dave Blow and Anthony Foy ride “The Way” for charity.
The high road and the low, the long and winding, the lonesome, the royal. The open road and the private. You have the road to hell, the tobacco road, the crooked, the straight and the narrow. There’s the road; stretching into infinity, boardered with lacey mists favoured by sentimental poets. There’s a more dignified road… Read More A better explanation than I could ever give!
They’ve arrived! check them out. I’ve been using Moo cards for years. Nice to have all the details on hand and the symbol of “the way” the scallop shell on most of them. This blog: Tony Hemans and Glen Eccles will be cycling the Camino Frances from St jean Pied de Port in France to… Read More Contact Cards!
when I decided to do this ride for charity, one of my considerations had to be proving to those who gave their money in support that I had completed the task. How easy would it be to just get the bus? Hire a car? Well, it’s not that hard to prove actually 😉 It stands… Read More The Proof.