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Mexico – Baja California Part 2

It was a long ride from Catavina to our next stop, Guerrero Negro. Almost 400km, but I can’t say I noticed the distance. My eyes were continually stimulated by the dramatic and ever changing surroundings and I was so enjoying the motorbike! (I’m riding a BMW GS 800, with the most fitting paint job, it’s […]

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Happy New Year!

I do like New Year. One of my favourite things in life are fireworks and I was at a fantastic fireworks display on New Years Eve. The display was courtesy of my very good friend Fritz, who has become renowned for annually holding the most spectacular of displays at his hotel in the French Alps […]

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Day Ten – John O Groats!

We’ve finished! It’s done. What a brilliant journey. Wonderful team, excellent bike and loads of support… Thank you everyone. The best part about getting to John O groats – my mum was there waiting for me! More soon… just need to get some sleep now!

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Day Nine

There’s nothing like a good nights sleep and waking up to clear skies to make happy bikers. We left Nairn campsite early and were soon crossing the Keswick bridge – smaller than all the other bridges but still, as bridges go, it was ok… We cycled along the waters edge for a while which was […]

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Days Three & Four

Monday 19th September No rain and no punctures! It was a very good day. We left Somerset nice and early and then took ages navigating through Bristol. The cycle paths are great, they just take a bit of figuring out. It was cool to reach the severn bridge… and feel the movement on it. It’s […]

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Our friends are amazing!

The wind and rain didn’t let up all night last night and when we got up at 6.15am this morning it sounded like we at the centre of a hurricane! The met office had also released a weather warning. Hmmm…. By 7.30am it had improved a little. Riding the first 35miles through driving rain and […]

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Ready to go…

It was February when I mentioned I’d be interested in cycling from Lands End to John O Groats. I then had another conversation in June which went something like, “I think I can get myself bike fit in three months, can I join the team?!” And now; three months, lots of lycra, protein shakes, a […]

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Le Petite Tour De France!

So often I find myself agreeing to do things or being 100% up for trying something before I’ve really thought it through.  Last week a friend of mine, Mark, asked if I was interested in doing a bit of a bike tour.  Sounded brilliant!  It would involve the Col D L’iseron (the highest Col in […]

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What’s next?

Before I’d even been to Everest I was asked a few times, ‘What will you do next Squash?’ Honestly, I didn’t have a clue; I was fairly busy thinking about Everest and organising the expedition. Then when I got back ‘What will you do next?’ has without doubt been one of the most frequently asked […]

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