My Trips: Around Britain and beyond

The world really is your oyster.

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Into the light.

Another week has flown by in what feels like a blink of the eye. With the nights still getting longer I am left sensing that I should grab any opportunities that come my way, whenever I’m able. I only manage a few hours of daylight each day, squee...

Changes.

Regular followers of Riding2Recovery will know that there are three main people who help me balance my world and make sense of it. They are my partner Michele, my therapist and my doctor. They all play different but equally important roles and the...

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One week.

Last week was an extraordinary week, or at least it seemed that way to me. Not only was the weather settled and warm, but I felt strong enough to cycle on three consecutive days for the second week out of three. I’ve not done any long rides since ...

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Moving forwards, slowly.

It’s Saturday morning in West Devon. Hatherleigh, the town where I live, is as quiet as a church mouse. I’ve walked to Cornwall Farmers shop and purchased some screws and a drill bit in preparation for my assault on Michele’s loose floorboards. It...

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Light and dark.

It’s now autumn. I know this from the abundance of colour that stares me in the face as I ride. Red, yellow, gold, green, brown, it’s a visual feast heralding the onset of another winter. Recently, my mind has been absorbing things like a sponge. ...

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Abandon ship!

I initially thought that I wouldn’t write about abandoning this year’s tour. But then I realised that to do that would be against everything this blog stands for. After all, the purpose of my writing is to encourage people to live within their con...

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Graeme’s Great British Trike ride 2017.

  To parody an old advert for lawn mowers, why Flymo when you can slowmo? In life do we really want to rush headlong through every day, so fast that the only thing that matters is how much we cram into it? Another TV advert states ‘it’s obvio...

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The balancing act.

I spent yesterday looking at maps and getting quite excited at the prospect of touring this summer. This has been enhanced by a series of local rides like the one I described last time. For many months, I kept eyeing the maps while watching TV. I ...

Feeling the heat.

It was 0845. A goldfinch fluttered across the road in front of me. This was followed by a bullfinch, buzzard, Jenny wren and a yellowhammer that sat atop a hedge singing its song: ‘little bit of bread and no cheese.’ As I approached it flew away l...

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Sunshine and showers.

The sun is peeping over my house. Shining through my window like a beacon of hope, its energy and the bright light it provides fills me like a rechargeable battery. I want to get out and cycle but I have yet another appointment that requires me to...