A week on wheels

It's been over three weeks now since I rode into Hull after six days on the saddle. I'd spent the past 250+ miles wondering how I might feel at the sight of the Humber bridge, and at no point did I expect the tide of emotion that welled my eyes at this point. Neither did … Continue reading A week on wheels


Whilst I'm on board the 0940 to Crewe, travelling first class (for some reason cheaper when booked far enough in advance, or Virgin trains must be feeling charitable), with a table and complimentary wifi, let me tell you about the ordeal which I have been faced with for the past 48 hours - packing. Apart … Continue reading Equipment


Riding a long trail presents all kinds of challenges; of weather, fitness, equipment, nutrition, navigation, and no doubt more I shall discover along the way. But to add the challenge, I've set myself a tight schedule of visits along route. These visits will be checkpoints for the ride. You may wish to sponsor me based … Continue reading Checkpoints

#TPTsolo – training

"It's not training if it's not raining". I heard that once somewhere, it seems fairly appropriate today. Some well timed Northern weather has descended on London to give me a go in the wet. No doubt I'll be facing similar conditions along the way - I'll be going past Manchester after all. I have no … Continue reading #TPTsolo – training

#TPTsolo – the route

30th Aug: Southport to Warrington 31st Aug: Warrington - Faireys - Glossop 1st Sep: Glossop - Black Dyke - Shipley 2nd Sep: Shipley - Grimethorpe - Dearne Valley 3rd Sep: Dearne Valley - York - Smith Watkins 4th Sep: York - Hull