On yer bike

When I don't work I cycle...a lot...

When I am not commuting to work by bike (often 36 miles a day), I undertake various cycling challenges, sometimes for charity, other times for just sheer pleasure...

The York Pedallers (on tour), Mallorca 2023

In March 2023 I went with a group of 11 keen cyclists to Mallorca where we took on some of the island's biggest climbs.

5 countries in 6 days, 835km

In October 2022 I cycled from Bratislava to Budapest, then through Hungary, Croatia, Slovenia and Austria, reaching Vienna before finishing back in Bratislava.

Bratislava, Slovakia, by bike

My Eastern European cycle tour started and ended in Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia.

Vienna, Austria 🇦🇹, by bike

A whistle-stop tour of Vienna by bike, towards the end of my Eastern European bike tour in October 2022.

Powering my way through Hungary and Austria

This was the day I cycled through Croatia, Slovenia, Hungary and Austria all in the same day.

Koszeg, Hungary by bike

Koszeg is an historical town in the north of Hungary, and made a great place to rest for the night before my push onto Vienna the next day.

The ramblings of a long distance cyclist, en route from Croatia to Vienna, Austria

On board commentary from 'yours truly', 10 minutes of exclusive footage where I ramble on about...absolutely nothing.

I hate early starts!

Blurry eyed and still full of sleep, this is a typical start before a long day in the saddle. I was about to set off from Varazdin, Croatia, heading to a Hungarian town called Koszeg.

Varazdin, Croatia

During my 6 day cycle tour in Eastern Europe I took an unplanned rest day to fix my bike and to tour Varazdin, a lovely Croatian town near the Slovenian border.

Unplanned rest day in Varazdin, Croatia.

With my bike needing some urgent repairs, I decided to take a rest day and tour the beautiful town of Varazdin, in Croatia.

Night riding through Hungary (Bohemian Rhapsody)

Don't underestimate the power of music to motivate, especially at the end of a 120 mile ride.

North York Moors to Peterborough - 218 miles

In 2018 I cycled from my home in North Yorkshire to Peterborough in a single day, a total of 218 miles.

Boardman Pro North Yorkshire

Coast to Coast 2018 - 140 miles

In 2018 I cycled with a friend the 140 mile coast to coast route in a day, from Whitehaven to Sunderland.

Boardman Pro North Yorkshire

Fuerteventura 2017 - 550 miles in 10 days

In 2017 I battled against the famous 25mph 'trade winds' and the volcanic mountains of Fuerteventura and cycled over 550 miles in 10 days.

Fuerteventura cycling adventure

Tour de Yorkshire 2017 - for Cancer Research UK

In 2017 I attempted the 3 day Tour de Yorkshire route with some colleagues from Transunion UK. Between us we raised over £5000 for Cancer Research UK.

Boardman Pro North Yorkshire

My recent Strava activities

  • Faith arising
    On April 23, 2024 5:43 pm went 32.58 km during 01:26:42 hours climbing 402.00 meters burning 1,237 calories.
  • Lunch Ride
    On April 21, 2024 12:07 pm went 32.56 km during 01:31:21 hours climbing 125.00 meters burning 940 calories.
  • Morning Ride
    On April 21, 2024 8:55 am went 33.79 km during 01:18:59 hours climbing 459.00 meters burning 1,200 calories.
  • Evening Ride
    On April 2, 2024 6:54 pm went 6.99 km during 00:28:28 hours climbing 158.00 meters burning 263 calories.
  • Hot shower time 🥶
    On March 23, 2024 11:02 am went 9.22 km during 00:34:00 hours climbing 155.00 meters burning 329 calories.

and sometimes I write about my cycling adventures...