Man… cycling along the traffic-free cycle paths of the winding Rhein river is pretty nice. Been meeting loads of other cyclists all on their own micro and mega adventures… Enjoying wishing everybody a “gute Fahrt” #schoolboyhumour In 123 kilometres I will hopefully arrive in Cologne tonight to settle the argument of which beer is better:… Continue reading Hallo aus Düsseldorf!
So, tomorrow, the plan is to cross over the Dutch/German border and wind my way for a couple of weeks along miles and miles of the River Rhine on a nice-looking cycle path called the EV15 The Rhine Cycle Route. I’m hoping to see plenty of old friends along the way and make plenty of… Continue reading Hier ist mein plan fuer Deutschland!
The thought of enjoying some Dutch food and drink in an ice cold paddling pool really kept me going in the 35 degree heat yesterday! Those Bitterballen (kind of like round croquettes), Drop (licorice) and beer tasted SO good in the cold water at the end of the day. BIG THANKS to Joas Burggraaf for… Continue reading Fancy a bitterball anyone?
It was a bit of a detour, but it seemed only right that I pay a visit to the place that gave me my SuperBike for this big bike ride. I went to the SHIMANO European main offices yesterday and they gave me a load of FRESH clothes and some spare parts for my bike.… Continue reading The day I visited Shimano
Amsterdam, this is a beautiful city! I’ve never seen so many bikes, such a variety of people getting around on them and such a crazy range of things being done or carried on the bikes too!!! Amsterdam. A city where men, women and children enjoy and feel safe getting from A to B by bike.… Continue reading Super Cycling Man in Amsterdam
You may have noticed that the red square on my LIVE map hasn’t been moving too much recently. The truth is, my departure from London at the end of May could have been better. Things can always be better can’t they? Before the grand départ Perhaps cycling around Britain and Ireland for two months, attempting… Continue reading With a little help from my friends
I recently visited a school in Amsterdam and was asked by one of the children: “What’s the funniest thing that’s happened to you so far on your bike ride around the world?” I had to say that being interviewed by a Dutch TV news channel was up there with one of the funniest and most bizarre… Continue reading Super Cycling Man on Dutch TV
I’ve been in Belgium for a few days now and I’m still getting over the first night I spent here when I stayed in a celeb’s house in Bruges… I didn’t know they were famous at the time, which I think is the nicest thing, as I may have acted very differently. So how did I end… Continue reading The night I slept with a Belgian celebrity in Bruges
I said goodbye to my old flatmate Jo and her friend Lou yesterday. They’ve been with me all the way since I left London on May 31st and I’ve really appreciated the company in the first few days on the road. So, I’m on my own from now on… well, not really. You make new friends… Continue reading Bonjour Paris! (Encore une fois)
Did I actually ride my bike through the Royal Geographical Society last night? Did Alastair Humphreys publicly reveal that he also wore his pants on the outside for a chunk of his round the world bike ride? (We all know it’s the only way to travel!) Did Jamie Mc Donald REALLY take his clothes off… Continue reading Evening of Inspiration