The Ride of My Life is a journey back through time to rediscover the places, people and events that have been important in making me the person that I’ve become.

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A little bit of heaven

I’m just home from a cycle ride of somewhere between 1600-2000 kilometres. I know I should know the distance with more accuracy but the cycle computer I hid behind the seat of my trike refused to work properly most days even when I remembered to s...

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Five wheels a wandering

“We were expecting you to be in a motor home,” said the man with no name. “We don’t take tents outside of August,” he added a little aggressively. “I was quite clear when I booked that I would be riding a bike a...

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Ride of My Life: Ready or not

The time leading up to the start of any journey is always a special time. You prepare yourself and your equipment, mindful of  your hopes and fears for the coming weeks, months, or in some cases years. You will almost certainly have mapped an outl...

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The Ride of My Life: Back to the Future

A couple of months back I wrote a piece about my love of maps. From the response I got it would seem that I’m not alone. This article on the BBC website made me laugh this morning over breakfast. Take a look at this article: http://www.bbc.c...