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!
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
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
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’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.
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!)