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.
We are careering towards another New Years Eve. I hope this year brought you all you decided it would last year and let’s see if we can create enough challenges to lift our lives this year. I’ve already decided what my New Years Resolutions will be. What are yours? I know this year mine changed… Read More A year in the life of my belt!
It’s now been about 2 months since completing the Camino Frances, and I think an important part of the process is to look back and see what I’ve gained and what deamons I’ve still to work on. When we arrived in Santiago with only 30 minutes to go until the office closed the post-Camino feeling… Read More Two Months On, Finishing the Camino Frances and Returning Home to the U.K.
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
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.
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.