Archives for posts with tag: london

Well it has been far, far too long since I last posted. Quite a bit has happend, as you may have seen if you follow my facebook or twitter pages, but I’ve finally settled on my next little adventure…

Read the rest of this entry »

Advertisements
The Welcome to Brighton Markers

The Welcome to Brighton Markers

Quick post on how my first day went! Smooth sailing for about 40 miles and then hit a wall when my energy levels dropped and I became very aware of the weight of the bike (14kg bike + 36kg luggage). Going to have a bit of a prune before leaving on the ferry on Sunday, I’ve been a bit overzealous with spares (I don’t really need to carry a spare tyre in Europe as I have tyre boots etc.).

About an hour of rain early in the day made me glad of the money I spent on decent waterproofs, the same rain also reduced a half mile sand section of the UK’s cycle route 20 into quick sand but I made it through. Not the most scenic of bike routes but reaching the “Welcome to Brighton” markers was rewarding! A few pictures;

Leaving my home in Kingston.

Leaving my home in Kingston.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Interesting Bridge in the North Downs.

Bit of a big bit of news. In two weeks time I will be departing London on a bicycle with the goal of riding all the way to Shanghai! I thought it made more sense to just re-brand this blog for the duration of the trip (rather than create a new one) as some of you following it may be interested in this new trip. You can see my rough set of waypoints in the pic below.

map

A more detailed map of the route can be seen on this page, Map .I’ll do another post in the next few days explaining the logistics and equipment behind a trip like this, just throwing out this first post to explain the re-design for now :).

%d bloggers like this: